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TN government extends lockdown, cancels e-pass, announces more relaxations

With the current phase of lockdown scheduled to end on 5 July, the State government on Friday issued orders to extend the lockdown with more relaxations.

The government has removed the already existing divisions of districts into three and provided relaxations uniformly across the State, except the containment zones.

The government has cancelled e-passes and e-permits required for inter-district travel and for visiting hill stations.

Along with the existing relaxations, the timing for shops to remain open was extended till 8 pm. Dine-in facilities in tea shops, restaurants functioning alone, malls and those attached to lodges were permitted to function from 6 am to 8 pm with 50 per cent occupancy.

Similarly, hotels, lodges, guest houses and dormitories are allowed to function with 50 per cent of customers. Tasmac shops, except bars, are permitted to function from 10 am to 8 pm.

All textiles, jewellery shops and IT companies are permitted to function without air conditioners and with 50 per cent occupancy. Clubs, gyms and yoga centres with 50 per cent occupancy, grounds and stadia are also allowed to open.

Interstate and intrastate bus services, except private omnibuses, are permitted without air conditioners with 50 per cent patronage.