Tamil Nadu govt bans beach parties, public gathering at beaches for New Year

Tamil Nadu govt bans beach parties, public gathering at beaches for New Year

The Tamil Nadu government has put a ban on New Year celebrations, parties, and revelry on beaches in the state to prevent big gatherings and a further spread of coronavirus.

Beach restaurants, resorts, hotels, and clubs have also been banned from organising big celebrations on New Year. Celebrations on roads have also been prohibited by the government.

The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu has said there’s no permission for the public to gather and indulge in revelries on the beaches on December 31 and January 1.

There will be no midnight revelries on beach roads, restaurants, hotels, clubs, resorts including the beach resorts that are known to host gala events on New Year eve.

"The government has been taking concerted measures to contain the spread of the infection and is slowly relaxing the restrictions after a stringent lockdown period of nearly 8 months. People should cooperate with the government in containing the virus spread," the Tamil Nadu government order said.

However, the regular functioning of hotels, restaurants, clubs, and resorts shall continue with the current standard operating procedures in place.