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Lockdown in TN extended with more relaxations, schools to reopen on 1 Sept

Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin today announced further relaxations while extending curbs till 9 September.

Under the new set of relaxations, theatres have been given the go-ahead to open at 50 per cent capacity from Monday.

Schools have received the nod to resume offline classes for Classes IX-XII from September 1 in adherence to Covid protocol. The schools can also resume providing students with food under the meal scheme.

A decision on resuming offline classes for Classes I-VIII will be taken after September 15.

Colleges and polytechnic institutes can open on rotation basis from September 1 and the government will issue guidelines in this regard.

Bars and hotels and clubs have got the green signal to open, provided staff members have received the Covid jab.

Beaches will now be open to the public and authorities must ensure vaccination of vendors and shopkeepers.

The government has allowed botanical and zoological parks to open in adherence to Covid SOP.

Shops, which were earlier allowed to stay open till 9 pm, have received a one-hour relaxation and can now operate till 10 pm.

Bus services to Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have been given the green signal to resume operations with Covid SOP.