- Premachandran,New Delhi
In Tamil Nadu, night curfew comes into force from today, in the wake of surging Covid counts. Full lockdowns on all Sundays are set to commence from the 25th of this month.
All the tourist destinations and sandy beaches in Tamil Nadu are kept under security lock down, due to the resurgence of Covid-19 spread. Though religious festivities and mass gatherings are banned, offering prayers in places of worship are permitted, subject to stringent conditions. To prevent the spread of the virus in sacred places, the state Chief Secretary, the DGP and senior officials have held exhaustive discussions with religious leaders today.
In a bid to check the second wave of Coronavirus infection, the Puducherry administration has imposed night curfew from today onwards between 10 pm and 5 am. Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan announced a night curfew in the union territory beginning from today. Announcing measures to check the spread of infection, LG said that the beach will be closed between evening 5 pm to 5 am in the morning. In hotels customers will be allowed to sit and eat up to 8 o’clock in the evening. After that only parcels will be allowed. Mask-compliance would be strictly enforced . To ease the availability of face masks, that will be made available in selected 70 PONLAY milk booths also. Further, cinemas should have only 50 per cent of seating capacity. Religious and social functions should have restricted gatherings and discussions are going on with the religious leaders regarding this, LG added. More over for Covid 19 patients 2428 beds are readily available. Along with 970 with Oxygen facilities and 135 beds with ventilator facilities. Meanwhile, following the report of more number of Covid cases 20 Micro Containment zones has been identified in Oulgaret taluk. Vehicular movements, public transport and personal movement has-been restricted. Police guarded both the entry and exit points of this area.
In Kerala, as covid cases continue to surge, night curfew for two weeks begins from today. The curfew will be imposed from 9 pm to 5 am.
There will not be any restriction on public transport. Private tuition centres are not allowed to open. Only online classes can be continued. The Class 10th and 12th State board exams would continue adhering to all safety measures.
Meanwhile 13,644 new Covid cases were confirmed yesterday. Presently 1,03,004 persons are undergoing Covid treatment in Kerala.