Festivals, political and religious events in this state will remain banned till October 31

Chennai: Tamil Nadu is all set to adopt strict measures to avoid the third wave of corona infection. State CM MK Stalin on Thursday announced the extension of existing restrictions on festivals, political, social and religious programmes in the state till October 31. Emphasizing the need for strict rules on the occasion, he said programmes like festivals, political, religious and social functions can be converted into "super spreaders."

The same Tamil Nadu had announced a beach closure for the public on Sunday on August 30. It also banned religious places on weekends and religious festivals to prevent the corona epidemic till September 15. Today, apart from Ganesh Chaturthi, there are many festivals like Gandhi Jayanti, Dussehra programme, Milad Un-Nabi, Valmiki Jayanti and Karva Chauth in October.

Announcing that the restrictions on the same "super spreader events" will be extended till the end of October, the CM appealed to the people to celebrate the festival with the safety of their homes. The Chief Minister has appealed to the people to avoid rush places and unnecessary travel. At the same time, the Chief Minister has also advised following all corona protocols. Pointing to the developments in neighbouring Kerala, which is reeling under the outbreak of Corona and Nipah infections, Stalin said that in an attempt to check the spread of corona infection in the state, the ban on religious festivals in public places including Vinayak Chaturthi has been increased.

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