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Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till Oct 31; ban on festivals to continue
Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till Oct 31; ban on festivals to continue

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till Oct 31; ban on festivals to continue

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CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday extended the Covid-19 lockdown till October 31.
The state government convened a meeting headed by chief minister M K Stalin to take stock of Covid-19 situation in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring states and to decide on measures to control the pandemic on Tuesday.
"Considering the upcoming festival season and possible increase of Covid-19 infections with the public gatherings, the Covid-19 lockdown will be in place till October 31," chief minister M K Stalin said in a statement.
He further said the ban on social, political and cultural events and festivals and consecration ceremonies will continue. All places of worship will remain closed from Friday to Sunday.
However, the state government allowed the weekly public grievances meeting and monthly grievances meeting for farmers at district collectorates by following Covid-19 protocols.
The government also reiterated the standard operating procedures for shops during the festival season.
The chief minister asked the public to remain watchful and avoid going to crowded places. He sought cooperation from the public to avoid Covid-19 third wave and advised the commercial establishments to follow the protocols.
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