COVID: Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till July 12 – What’s allowed

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COVID: Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till July 12 – What’s allowed

The Tamil Nadu government has further extended the Covid-induced lockdown in the state by a week, until July 12, while providing several relaxations in curbs across all districts.

“Shops and activities which were allowed till 7 pm shall be operated till 8 pm. Hotels and tea shops can function with 50% of customers. Intradistrict & inter-district public transport will be allowed with 50% seating capacity,” read the order.

Tamil Nadu lockdown: What’s open, what’s closed

– As pe the new guidelines, Shops and activities, which were allowed till 7 pm, shall be operated till 8 pm.


– Hotels and tea shops can function with 50% of customers.

– Restaurants have now been allowed to serve dine-in customers at 50% capacity and while adhering to Covid-19 norms.

– Amusement parks can re-open, however, a cap of 50% capacity would apply.

– Gyms can open. IT Offices can now opearte with 50% attendance.

– Cinema halls and bars to stay shut.

– Schools and colleges will continue to remain closed.

– Inter-state private bus transport and international air travel except the ones allowed by the Centre remain prohibited.

– Buses can operate within districts and between districts with the number of passengers capped at 50% seating capacity. The state government has removed the requirement of e-passes for inter-district travel.

– Swimming pools, social and political meetings, entertainment, sports and cultural events will not be allowed.

– Weddings and funerals can take place in all districts. A maximum of 50 guests is allowed for a wedding function.

– Maximum of 20 people can take part in a funeral.

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