On Thursday, the state government requested the railways to resume more train services connecting various parts of the state with Chennai in a bid to boost economic activity
However, private omni bus operators, who have been pressing for the bus fare to be doubled, maintained that the services will not be resumed citing lack of viability.
In Chennai, Sri Kapaleeswarar temple in Mylapore and Sri Thyagaraja Swamy temple in Tiruvotriyur have refurbished their websites with features for advance booking of darshan timings
As many as 6090 buses were operated across the state on Tuesday, of which MTC operated about 2400
However, big places of worship including temples, mosques and churches across the State will remain closed until further announcements.
Meanwhile, government authorities have been instructed to issue e-passes to all applicants if proper documents are provided
The court also directed that eggs for all the children who benefited under the mid day meals scheme be provided amid the lockdown
All measures are in place for both early identification and treatment of people who test positive, he told reporters after inspecting quarantine amenities at Guru Nanak School in Velachery here.
Restaurants that reopened the dine-in amenity had only 50 per cent of the seats of the total capacity, saw people being allowed to enter after thermal screening and provision of hand sanitisers.
Palaniswami said that the state will see what announcement the Centre makes on the next course of lockdown as the ongoing fourth phase will end on May 31.
The chief minister made the remarks at a review meeting of district collectors and other officials chaired by him to take stock of the COVID-19 prevention activites at the Secretariat here.
Grocery shops selling essential commodities can function between 6 am and 5 pm and restaurants (only for takeaways) between 6 am and 9 pm.
Prabhdeep Kaur, a key member of the panel, said that testing has been increased in the last two weeks and therefore more cases have also been detected.