TN government issues strict guidelines for celebration of religious festivals

Tamilnadu government on Monday announced extension of ban on places of worship on weekends and also in holding religious festivals due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister M K Stalin at the Secretariat, which would be in effect till 6 am of 15 September, an official release said here.

While people can individually immerse Ganesh idols in seas, processions are not allowed.

“For the benefit of the public and to contain the spread of the virus, beaches will be closed on Sundays while the ban to visit places of worship on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will continue. Holding of religious festivals also banned,” the release said.

Meanwhile, the government directed district administrations to take ‘appropriate measures’ based on the prevalence of the virus in their respective districts.