Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday decided to extend the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions till November 15 with some relaxations. The 11 PM closure deadline for shops and restaurants in the state has been be lifted from today, reported NDTV. The decision on easing curbs further with immediate effect was taken at a review meeting presided over by Chief Minister M K Stalin at the Secretariat today, an official release said.Also Read - Omicron Threat: Singapore Returnee Tests Covid Positive In Tamil Nadu, Doctors Suspect Case of New Variant

Schools are allowed to hold classes for Class one to eight on rotational basis and film theatres are permitted with 100 per cent occupancy by adhering to the Covid-19 standard operating procedures, a government release said. Bars and standalone bars have been allowed to reopen too. Also Read - Centre Warns 5 States, 1 UT Amid Rising Covid Cases; Tells Them to Curb Infection, Fatality | Check List Here

The MK Stalin-led government has also allowed 100 per cent occupancy in movie theatres and permitted full-fledged filming and cultural activities with the required crew adhering to Covid-19 protocol are permitted and all those taking part should have got both COVID vaccine doses. Transport norms have also been relaxed. Also Read - Tamil Nadu's Madurai Tightens Rules, to Ban Entry of Unvaccinated People At Public Places | Read Details

Tamil Nadu lockdown extension: Full guidelines here

  • Government training centers can have full attendance.
  • Buses can run on full occupancy except for those going to Kerala.
  • Indoor and outdoor sports, sports training, and use of swimming pools for ‘therapeutic purposes’ are allowed with immediate effect.
  • The ban on festivals and political events will continue for now.
  • The chief minister has appealed to the people to avoid public gatherings.