Officials said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin prolonged the Covid-19 lockdown for another week on Saturday, with additional relaxations.
Stalin said in a statement that the current lockdown, which was set to end on Monday, has been extended until 6 a.m. on July 19, 2021.
While existing lockdown relaxations will be maintained, Stalin stated that bus services to Puducherry, but not to any other state, will be permitted.
From Monday onwards, stores that were supposed to close at 8 p.m. will be able to close at 9 p.m.
Exams conducted by the federal and state governments have been permitted.
Liquor bars, swimming pools, theatres, social and political public meetings, recreational activities, colleges, schools, and zoos will all be closed unless the central government allows it.