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From tomorrow, there will be a night curfew in Tamil Nadu, as well as a lockdown on Sunday

As the Covid cases continue their northward journey, both Goa and Punjab have imposed night curfews and suspended school classes.

New Delhi, India:

To combat the rising number of Covid cases, the Tamil Nadu government announced a night curfew starting tomorrow and a Sunday shutdown. The nighttime curfew is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, no one will be allowed into places of worship. During this time, no restaurants, malls, or shops will be allowed to open.

On January 9, there will be a complete lockdown. There will be no public transportation available, and there will be no metros running. Restaurant takeout will be permitted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. According to the new rules, food delivery will be prohibited after this time.

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Weddings are limited to 100 people, and funerals are limited to 50 people, according to the statement.

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu

Manufacturing plants and IT firms have been allowed to operate, and Work From Home is encouraged, according to the report.

Furthermore, all Pongal cultural celebrations, both public and private, have been postponed.

To avoid overcrowding, collectors have been asked to ensure that fish and vegetable markets are shifted. Walking on beaches, however, is permitted, according to the statement.

All other colleges and technical institutes, with the exception of medical colleges, have been closed, according to the government.

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In buses, trains, and metros, only 50% occupancy will be permitted. All amusement parks and entertainment venues will be closed.

As the Covid cases continue their northward journey, both Goa and Punjab have imposed night curfews and suspended school classes.

In the last 24 hours, the country has reported 58,097 new COVID-19 cases, up 55% from yesterday’s 37,379 cases. This is more than double the number seen just four days ago, setting off alarm bells across the country.

On December 28, India reported 9,000 cases, bringing the total to more than 6,000 in just nine days. Another major concern is the Omicron variant, which has 653 cases in Maharashtra and 464 in Delhi.

Read More: On January 19, the WHO will meet to assess the situation and recommend a 14-day quarantine for COVID patients

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