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TN Govt imposes new restrictions against Omicron spread

By Team YourCoimbatore on 1st January 2022
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The Government of Tamil Nadu on Friday brought in new restrictions to many activities in the state given curtailing the Omicron spread. The order comes with immediate effect and will be in place until January 10.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin chaired a high-level consultative meeting with senior ministers and officials on December 31. The meeting discussed various factors and possible control measures to curb the spread of the mutant variant of coronavirus -Omicron.

As per the Centre’s guidelines, the general curfew that ends on December 31, 2021, is being extended,  the Government of Tamil Nadu said in a communication. Adhering to the expert opinions, the Government has implemented certain restrictions until January 10, 2022, to prevent the public from crowding during the festive season.

The following activities are PROHIBITED:

The ongoing stay for social, political and cultural gatherings would continue, Playschools, Nursery schools(LKG, UKG) are banned from functioning, Regular physical classes (offline) in all schools from Classes 1 to 8 are banned in all the schools, All the exhibitions and book fairs are not allowed.

The following activities are PERMITTED WITH RESTRICTIONS:

Regular offline classes for Classes 9 to 12 in all schools, Colleges and polytechnics can be conducted, Places of worship can be open to the public with the present guidelines in place, Just 50% of customers should be allowed in hotels, restaurants, lodges, bakeries and resorts, 50% of customers can be allowed in entertainment parks and amusement parks, A maximum of 100 persons is allowed for marriages and related functions, Only 50 persons will be allowed to take part in death-related ceremonies.

The shopkeepers have to ensure that only 50% of customers are allowed at a time in clothing and jewellery shops, Gyms, play areas and restaurants in pubs have to restrict to 50% of customers a time, The same 50% customers rule applies to yoga classes and gyms as well.

Standing is prohibited in public transport buses meaning only passengers limited to the seats available must be allowed 50% seating is permitted in metro trains. Only 50% of seating should be allowed in multiplex, theatres, cinema halls. Sports tournaments on open grounds are permitted with proper guidelines in place.

Indoor stadiums must allow A maximum of 100 persons is allowed for marriages and related functions. Only 50 persons will be allowed to take part in death-related ceremonies.

The shopkeepers have to ensure that only 50% of customers are allowed at a time in clothing and jewellery shops. Gyms, play areas and restaurants in pubs have to restrict to 50% of customers at a time. The same 50% customers rule applies to yoga classes and gyms as well.

Standing is prohibited in public transport buses meaning only passengers limited to the seats available must be allowed. 50% seating is permitted in metro trains. Only 50% of seating should be allowed in multiplex, theatres, cinema halls.

Sports tournaments on open grounds are permitted with proper guidelines in place. Indoor stadiums must allow only 50% of the audience. Just 50% of customers should be allowed in beauty parlours, salons, and spas.

The Government has instructed the public to adhere to all the COVID protocols and cooperate with the vaccination drive to prevent the further surge of Omicron in the state.

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Read, First Omicron case logged in Coimbatore on ycourcoimbatore.com