Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Wednesday announced that a total lockdown will be imposed in the state on Sunday amid rising infection rates due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
A shutdown would be enforced on 9 January and only 50% occupancy shall be allowed in buses, suburban trains, and Metrorail, the Tamil Nadu government said. The state government has also announced a night curfew between 10 am and 5 pm – starting Thursday, Jan 6 – to curb the rising number of Covid-19 cases.
Tamil Nadu has postponed all government and private events for the ‘Pongal’ harvest celebration and related cultural shows.
The public would not be allowed in all places of worship on three days -Fridays, Saturday and Sunday- a week, it said, adding that the present bar for social, cultural and political congregations would continue to be in place.
Meanwhile, Governor RN Ravi has said that the Tamil Nadu government is fully prepared to tackle Covid’s Omicron variant and the challenges it poses, in his maiden address to the state Nadu Assembly.
TN govt insists people get vaccinated fully and follow safety protocols while coming out of their home.
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