Curbs on schools, colleges, cinema halls likely to continue in TN

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Chennai: At the meeting Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had with District Collectors and healthcare experts on Wednesday, it was reportedly recommended to continue restrictions on schools, colleges and theatres, to further control the spread of Covid-19 in Tamilnadu.

“Based on the inputs, the CM will take a decision and announce it today or tomorrow,” sources said.

Palaniswami said at the meeting, “the Deepavali festival is around the corner. In Chennai, there are streets full of people, many of whom are not wearing masks. The police should continuously create awareness. Only then will we have a situation where everyone is wearing a mask and be able to stop the spread of the virus.”

Palaniswami said that the officials were directed to be cautious ahead of the festival season. “Corona cases have come down in the State due to the measures taken by the government. Tamilnadu government has issued more that four crore face masks. Necessary PPEs are in stock. So far 96 lakh people have been tested,” he said.

With the ongoing lockdown ending on 31 October and with the Centre extending it for one more month on Tuesday, Palaniswami held the meeting Wednesday to discuss the way forward.


NT Bureau