All shops will remain open this Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to 9 pm to help people prepare for the lockdown, the CM said.
Through all efforts were being taken by authorities, full public cooperation is needed to tackle the pandemic of such huge proportions, he told reporters.
On these two days, movement of vehicles used in connection with votes counting and emergency services alone shall be allowed.
Scores of workers from northern States were on Monday seen waiting outside Chennai’s Central railway station with heaps of luggage.
In Tirunelveli, artists urged government to limit the attendance cap for festivals instead of banning the programmes.
Coimbatore SIDCO Industrial Estate Manufacturers Welfare Association (COSIEMA) has called on the government to ensure that lockdown is not enforced, as fears remain among migrant workers.
Only 50 percent customers will be allowed in shopping malls, showrooms, entertainment and amusement parks, restaurants, cinema theatres and multiplexes.
Tamil Nadu extends COVID-19 lockdown till April 30, to effectively implement test-track-treat protocol
Containment zones have to be 'demarcated' and prescribed containment measures should be implemented within such zones.
Lack of masks, social distancing and spitting in public places will be punishable with fine.
The second phase of vaccination will begin from Mondy in the state, with people over the age of 60, and those over 45 but with co-morbidities, in line to get the shot
The number of unknown deaths at Government Rajaji Hospital recorded a five-year-low last year.
Colleges and schools for Class 9 and 11 will resume from February 8. 100% seating capacity in cinema halls from February 1.
The operators are mostly getting bookings for tour destinations to other States like Karnataka, Kerala in South and Jammu Kashmir in the North and the response for Tamil Nadu is still dull.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said social, political and entertainment events would also be allowed in auditoriums from December 7.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said the lockdown period has been extended based on the discussions with the District Collectors, Health Experts committee, and senior Ministers.