Amid a decline in day by day Covid case counts, the Tamil Nadu authorities as we speak prolonged the lockdown within the state by every week, until June 21, however eased the restrictions in place.
Chief Minister M Okay Stalin appealed to the folks to observe Covid protocols. “Folks ought to prolong full cooperation to the federal government’s efforts,” he mentioned.
The state authorities has introduced a separate set of relaxations for the 11 districts recognized as hotspots.
Within the 27 non-hotspot districts that embody Chennai, salons, magnificence parlours and spas can now open at 50 per cent buyer capability between 6 am and 5 pm. Such items can’t use air-conditioners, the rules say.
Liquor outlets can operate from 10 am to five pm and public parks will likely be open from 6 am to 9 am.
Whereas lessons in faculties and faculties proceed to stay suspended, admission-related work has now been allowed.
In these districts, export items and distributors have been allowed to function with 50 per cent employees attendance. For different industries, employees attendance has been capped at 33 per cent. Places of work of the IT sector can now function with 20 per cent attendance or with a most of 10 workers.
All outlets have been requested to make sure bodily distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. They’ve additionally been requested to maintain the air conditioners off.
Industrial employees can use two-wheelers after e-registration and should carry their ID playing cards, as per the rules.
Earlier, on June 5, the state authorities had relaxed a number of curbs on operation of outlets and public motion in these districts.
Within the 11 hotspot districts, auto-rickshaws and cabs can function with two and three passengers, respectively, after e-registration on the state portal.
Housekeeping and safety providers have additionally been allowed in these districts. Electricians, plumbers and carpenters can now present doorstep service in these areas after e-registration. Optical shops have been allowed to open between 9 am and a couple of pm. Export items within the hotspot districts have been allowed to operate at 25 per cent employees capability.
Grocery outlets and vegetable marts are already working in these districts for a specified length.
Tamil Nadu as we speak recorded 15,759 circumstances and 378 deaths. The variety of energetic circumstances within the state stands at 1,74,802.