TN extends lockdown till 15 November, allows 100 per cent occupancy in cinema halls

Tamilnadu government has further extended the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions till November 15 but allowed some relaxation. The ban on festivals and political events will, however, continue.

The state government had extended the lockdown till October 31 last month after a meeting headed by Chief Minister M K Stalin. It has now been extended for 15 more days starting November 1.

The 11 PM closure deadline for shops and restaurants in the state will be lifted from today. In-person classes in schools will also be allowed from November 1 on a rotational basis for classes 1 to 8. Standalone bars have been allowed to open.

The state government has also allowed 100 percent occupancy in movie theatres and permitted full-fledged filming and cultural activities. Transport norms have also been relaxed. Buses can run on full occupancy except for those going to Kerala.