Tamil Nadu: Citing the rising cases of Omicron in the country, the Tamil Nadu Government on January 5, announced that it will impose a complete lockdown every Sunday. Besides, a night curfew has been imposed starting from, January 6, from 10pm to 5am.
About the Lockdown in Tamil Nadu:
The Sunday lockdown will begin from January 9 and non-essential activities will be completely banned. However, the state government has permitted restaurants to operate food delivery services on the lockdown days between 7am and 10pm. The decision was taken after a high-level meeting chaired by chief minister MK Stalin with state health minister Ma Subramanian and other senior health officials.
Besides, a number of other restrictions including a closure of creche, play schools, coaching centres has also been imposed.
The Government said that there will be no classes for kindergarten. Online classes will be conducted for students from classes 1 to 9 and physical classes for students of classes 10 to 12.
Moreover, public buses, metro and local trains will run on 50 per cent of the seating capacity. Amusement parks will be closed on all days, while people will be allowed to walk on beaches with proper Covid-19 norms.