TamilNadu ban on festivals, political, religious gatherings to continue till Oct 31

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday announced the extension of the existing ban on festivals, political, social and religious gatherings in the state till October 31, as part of a stringent measure to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. and to safeguard from possible third wave.

Insisting that the occasion calls for stricter protocols, he said events like festivals, political, religious and social events could turn into “super spreaders.”

Tamil Nadu on August 30 had announced the closure of beaches on Sundays for the public apart from extending the ban on religious places of worship on weekends and also holding religious festivals due to the COVID-19 pandemic till September 15.