Chennai: Though new Covid-19 cases are comind down steadily, the Tamilnadu government has tightened restrictions, in view of festivals.
In a statement, the government said the public crowd in shopping areas and bus terminals due to the festive season. It was understood through media reports and field inspections that people did not care about Covid-19 protocols, including wearing masks and practising social distancing, it said.
“We get to see a second wave of Covid-19 in foreign countries. There is a need to intensify the Covid preventive measures,” the release added.
Hence, the government has revoked its order permitting religious congregations and social, political, cultural, academic and other functions from 16 November.
The 31 October order issued under the Disaster Management Act permitted the gathering with a maximum ceiling of 100 people in these events.
“The grant of permission is revoked now. The ban will remain until further orders,” said the government.