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Coronavirus outbreak: Educational institutions, malls, recreational spots to be shut in TN

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on March 16, 2020 Published on March 16, 2020

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami   -  THE HINDU

The Tamil Nadu government has ordered the closure of education institutions, malls, amusement parks, swimming pools, gymnasiums, zoos and museums across the State till March 31.

In an official statement, it said that it is taking various preventive and precautionary measures to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

The government also announced the closure of all government, corporation and private schools, colleges, universities and educational institutions till March 31.

However, public exams for Class 10 to 12 as well as entrance exams will be held as per schedule, the order noted. Medical colleges will also continue to function.

The government also ordered marriage hall owners to allow only pre-planned events and permission for unplanned events should not be given till March 31. The State also ordered the closure of tourist resorts and asked the resort owners in tourist spots not to accept any hotel bookings.

The government also asked people not to congregate in temples, churches and mosques. A facility to quarantine passengers arriving through international airports will be set up immediately, it said.

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Published on March 16, 2020
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