The bar on public worship in places of worship on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and the bar on organising festivals will continue
All colleges will be opened from September 1, beaches are to be opened for the public and public transport from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka can resume
The Chief Minister, in his statement, directed District Collectors and the police to take stringent steps to implement the guidelines issued by the government for containing COVID-19
Schools, colleges, theatres, bars and swimming pools will remain closed
The inter-district and intra-district operation of buses by State-owned transport corporations will resume in all districts from July 5 with 50% seat occupancy.
The e-pass/ e-registration system for travelling from one district to another is withdrawn.
The court refused to entertain a petition that sought full reopening of temples that were shut due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions
In four districts -- Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Chengalpattu -- shopping malls/complexes can function between 9 am and 7 pm. But no permission has been give for theatres to reopen.
The issue pertains to a plea moved by an animal activist VE Shiva praying for a direction to the State government to feed the stray animals, which are starving due to the pandemic.
In her plea, transgender activist Grace Banu had said there are over 50,000 transgenders in the state who have lost their livelihood due to the lockdown.
Additional relaxations have been announced for 27 districts including Chennai where the COVID-19 infection has started receding
While the situation has now improved in Chennai, the western region of the state is seeing the highest number of cases in recent days
The DMK government has already announced free travel for women in government buses.
Those travelling by rail and air also must register at the government's web portal (https://eregister.tnega.org) before the journey.
Akin to what happened last year, the State government’s decision to impose a strict lockdown, thereby shutting down TASMAC outlets, has led to a proliferation of bootlegging.