'Jallikattu' 2021 gets green signal in Tamil Nadu with restrictions

The participants should necessarily possess a COVID-19 negative certificate from government authorised labs

'Jallikattu,' the popular bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu, scheduled to be held next month by following the guidelines imposed in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. A maximum of 300 participants would only be allowed for Jallikattu and 150 for 'Erudhu Vidum Nigazhchi', another variety of the sport.

The participants should necessarily possess a COVID-19 negative certificate from government authorised labs. The bull tamers should also need to test themselves for coronavirus infection at a government-recognised laboratory and only when they are confirmed to not have the virus infection, they will be allowed to participate, the government said.

Spectators are also need to thermal scanning before entry into the open spaces earmarked for the events and they must follow requisite social distancing and wear masks, the government said in an official release. A detailed Standard Operating Procedure for the conduct of the sport in January 2021 would be issued separately, according to government statement.

Alanganallur and Palamedu are among the regions in Tamil Nadu that have been hosting the events for ages

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