Tamil Nadu Extends COVID-19 Lockdown: Tamil Nadu has extended its existing coronavirus-related curbs till March 31 which means the offices, shops, and industrial and commercial establishments will continue with staggered working hours.
It is pertinent to mention that Tamil Nadu is among those states that are witnessing an upsurge in COVID-19 cases. Punjab is also among these states, however, no lockdown has been enforced in the state.
Meanwhile, the authorities in Tamil Nadu, where the COVID-19 lockdown has been extended, have been asked to crack down on violations of these curbs or any other protocols.
The Police and municipal authorities have been directed to ensure strict adherence to COVID norms and measures in containment zones.
These measures include the use of masks in public and maintaining social distancing.
Likewise, International travel, restrictions on which have been extended by the DGCA, remained prohibited in the state, apart from those related to essential services.
The state government has also asked people over the age of 65, those with co-morbidities, those pregnant, and children under the age of 10 to take all necessary precautions.
Notably, the second phase of vaccination will begin on Monday, with people over the age of 60, and those over 45 but with co-morbidities, in line to get the vaccine jab.
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