Tamil Nadu government has implemented a ban for New Year celebrations in beaches, clubs, resorts and restaurants.
The ban will be in place for two days both on the eve of New year, 31st December and 1st January. This order was passed in order to minimise the virus spread.
No midnight celebrations would be allowed on the beach roads, private beaches, resorts and hotels on the new year eve, reports said.
It is also said that beaches might be closed for public access who visit as a group, on the New year day.
As of December 21, the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Tamil Nadu reached 8,07,962 and has claimed 11,995 lives.
As many as 7,86,472 people have recovered and been discharged. The state is conducting testing in the range of 65,000-75,000 every day using RT-PCR kits.
Tamil Nadu is the latest state to reiterate adherence to stricter norms during COVID-19 times. Earlier today, the Maharashtra government appealed to restaurants to strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines.