Omicron Update: The MK Stalin-led Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday extended existing restrictions and relaxations in the state till December 15th. The government has further informed that the Inter-State public transport to be allowed between Tamil Nadu and Kerala.Also Read - Chandigarh Schools, Colleges to Reopen from This Date, Vaccination Must | Details Here

Earlier, the Tamil Nadu government had extended the restrictions until November 30. The government had said that the lockdown has been extended in view of the widespread rainfall in the state due to the northeast monsoon and the risk of diseases like dengue spreading. Also Read - Vaccination, Infection May Lower Long COVID Symptoms: Study

On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government had said that no case of the latest variant of Covid-19, ‘Omicron’, has been detected in the state so far. The Stalin government also insisted that surveillance has been stepped up across the airports to prevent its spread here. Also Read - Scientists Develop Lab-In-A-Backpack For Cheaper, Accurate COVID Testing

State Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu held a review meeting with District Collectors and other top officials and urged them to ensure all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Omicron, declared as a Variant of Concern by the World Health Organisation.