Chenai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday banned New Year celebrations and public gatherings on beaches on December 31 and January 1 amid a threat of the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. However, Chief Minister MK Stalin announced to avoid any gaps in education that offline lessons can resume as normal for school and college students from January 3.
In new Covid-19 standards released after a review meeting with senior officials, MP Stalin said in a statement that the public will not be allowed on beaches on December 31, 2021 and January 1, 2022 to control the spread of Covid-19, according to a report on PTI.
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Additionally, students who were showing up for offline classes on a rotating basis should soon prepare for the booming classes starting in January.
The Chief Minister said that classes for standard pupils aged 6 to 12 will no longer be held on a rotating basis and that regular classes on a usual basis will start from January 3, 2022. The CM said that the same timetable will be applied for colleges and technical schools. training centers.
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However, as Omicron’s cases spread to neighboring states including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, the Chief Minister has ordered officials not to let their guard down and continue with “appropriate behavior of test-track-treatment-vaccination-Covid”.
The Chief Minister also asked the public to continue to use face masks and maintain physical distancing to prevent the spread of Covid-19. He also urged people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 to prevent the chain of infection from spreading.