On Friday, the Tamil Nadu Government has extended the COVID-19 related lockdown in the state till August 23 while adding new restrictions, to keep in check the number of people at the places of worship, the government had said that the religious places would be shut for devotees on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.
The State has also planned on reopening of schools from September 1, for class 9 to class 12 students with only 50 per cent capacity.
From August 16, all the medical and nursing colleges in the state would be allowed to reopen and the guidelines would be issued soon for the same.
Action against shops would be taken against shops that violate the guidelines of COVID-19 issued by the government, said the Stalin Government.
The Tamil Nadu Government had allowed only 50 per cent of students in the industrial training institutions, industrial schools, etc in the previous relaxation order issued, however, the schools, colleges, theatres, bars, and swimming pools were closed.
On Thursday, Tamil Nadu was registered with over 1,997 fresh cases of the COVID-19 virus which had pushed the cases to 25,69,398 and 33 people died due to the virus which had made the total death count to 34,230. 28 of the 33 deaths due to the virus had died in government facilities and 5 deaths occurred in private health care facilities. 9 people who had died had no pre-existing illness.