Tamil Nadu has registered more than 23 thousand fresh cases yesterday. The health department said, more than one lakh 25 thousand people are under treatment, the death amounts to more than 160. Chennai continues to register more than 6000 positive cases with Coimbatore registering more than 2000 and Chengalpet with more than 1000. Tirunelveli and Tiruvallur districts registered more than 900 cases yesterday. Due to the prevailing pandemic situation, the government has announced new restrictions and nine higher police officials to monitor the logistics and other necessities needed to manage COVID. AIR correspondent reports that the new restrictions of the government will come into force from today to the 20th of this month.
Transport services like rail, metro and bus services will be allowed to operate with 50 percent passengers only. Private and government offices will have 50 percent attendance. No other shops except groceries , vegetable and tea shops without air-conditioned facility will be allowed to function with 50 percent customers till 12 noon. Auditoriums, open air meetings and cultural events are banned. Only 20 people will be allowed in funerals and 50 persons in marriages. Curfew will continue on Sundays. E commerce activities like swiggy and zomato will be allowed to take place from restaurants with restricted timings. Essential services, Media, freight and medical emergencies are allowed at all times and night curfew will continue from ten pm to four am.