Tamil Nadu allows schools, colleges, cinema halls to reopen from Nov

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami

New Delhi (NVI): Easing curbs further, Tamil Nadu government has allowed schools, colleges, cinemas, zoos and amusement parks to reopen from November.

Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami made an announcement to this effect after meeting with district collectors and health experts.

Schools, colleges, research and other educational institutions, and hostels would be allowed to open from November 16.

In regard with the schools, classes for standards 9-12 alone shall be conducted.

In addition to this, using upto 50 per cent seats, cinema theatres, multiplexes, zoos and amusement parks can resume functioning from November 10.

SOP should be followed, Palaniswami said adding the relaxations are not applicable to containment zones.

However, swimming pools, beaches and tourist places would continue to be out of bounds for people.

-CHK