TN issues fresh guidelines to curb Covid spread, makes E-pass mandatory for inter-district travel

Tamil Nadu authorities on Friday issued a contemporary set of pointers to curb the unfold of Covid-19 within the state.

In response to the brand new guidelines, E-pass registration, which was necessary for inter-state and worldwide passengers, is now necessary for inter-district passengers as properly from Might 17.

Just for important actions resembling marriages, funeral, medical remedy, aged care individuals can be allowed to journey after filling the types on the state authorities’s devoted web site. (https://eregister. tnega. Org).

Grocery, vegetable, meat and different retailers, which have been allowed to function until midday, can now operate from 6 am to 10 am solely. 50 per cent occupancy will proceed to be in drive in these retailers.

Pavement retailers promoting perishable items resembling fruits, greens, flowers, which have been allowed to operate until midday, are actually prohibited. Equally, tea retailers are additionally not allowed to function.

E-commerce companies can be permitted to function from 2 pm until 6 pm.

ATMs, petrol pumps, pharmacy, and different pure medication shops will operate as typical.

The total lockdown on Sundays and the evening curfew will proceed to be in drive.

The federal government has requested the general public to not enterprise out unnecessarily and observe the security precautions and lengthen their full co-operation to interrupt the Covid-19 chain.

Tamil Nadu recorded 31,892 contemporary Covid-19 circumstances on Friday, pushing the caseload to 15,31,377 whereas 288 deaths within the final 24 hours took the toll to 17,056.

In response to the medical bulletin, 20,037 individuals have been discharged in the present day, taking the tally to 13,18,982, leaving 1,95,339 lively infections. Chennai accounted for six,538 new circumstances, town’s complete has reached 4,25,603 until date.

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