From today, flights run in Tamil Nadu, industrial estates including Guindy, Ambattur to function

Giving green signal to operation of flights after two months, Tamil Nadu govt has issued standard operating procedure for incoming flights at the Chennai international airport.

The rules include, a 14-day home quarantine for asymptomatic fliers, and institutional isolation for those without facilities for a home quarantine. Apart from 14-day home quarantine, all domestic air travellers coming into Tamil Nadu shall register themselves in TNePass portal.

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has permitted 17 industrial estates situated in Covid-19 non-containment zones to start functioning from May 25 onwards, subject to certain conditions.

In a statement issued here, the government said 17 industrial estates including those in the city like the ones in Guindy and Ambattur can restart operations.

As per the order, the units will be allowed to function with 25 per cent work force for now. Other measures include thermal screening for workers and mandatory two-time disinfection of masks.

The industrial estates have been directed not to employ workers from containment zones. Even symptomatic workers will not be allowed to work, as per the order.

There are certain guidelines that the units need to follow. Every day, employees’ temperature should be checked using thermal scanners; face mask is compulsory; social distancing should be maintained; disinfect the unit twice a day and employees above 55 can be avoided, the release said.

No operations will be allowed in the containment zones. The units should follow the government’s Standard Operating Procedure, it also added.