The Tamil Nadu Government has extended the lockdown till October 31st with additional relaxations. In a statement yesterday in Chennai, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy said the relaxations are aimed at boosting the state economy.
Meanwhile, the state’s Covid-19 tally has gone up to nearly 5.90 lakh. 5546 people tested positive on Tuesday. The recoveries have surpassed 5.36 lakh.
AIR correspondent reports, notable among the relaxations include the doubling of the arrival of domestic flights at Chennai Airport to a hundred a day.
The working hours for the hotels and tea stalls have been extended.
All educational institutions, cinema halls, tourist places, beaches and museums will continue to remain closed.
The Chennai suburban train service will continue to remain suspended.
Earlier, shooting for the small screen has been permitted.
Now it is extended to the silver screen a well, with the cap of a hundred people at a time at work.
Reopening of schools and colleges will have to wait for more time, as the government plans to consult the parents before taking a call on it.