With rising cases of COVID-19, Tamil Nadu has been extended the lockdown till March 31, said the state government in an order issued on February 28. No additional guidelines were mentioned, but the incumbent set of restrictions would continue till the end of next month.
The timings of offices, commercial establishments, industries, shops and marketplaces would remain staggered to prevent overcrowding.
In containment zones, the restrictions as recommended by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) would be strictly enforced by the police and municipal officials, the order said.
Since no relaxations were declared by the government, international air travel except for essential services or other exemptions would also remain barred till March 31.
Tamil Nadu reported 479 new cases, taking the overall tally to 8.51 lakh on Sunday. The active caseload now stands at 4,022.