The Tamil Nadu government has announced a set of fresh restrictions in the state due to increasing COVID-19 cases. From limiting the number of people at weddings to 100 and funerals to 50, to asking restaurants and shopping malls to allow only for 50% capacity, several directives have been freshly issued. This comes two days after polling concluded in Tamil Nadu, which witnessed a single phase election. It also comes amidst a surge in COVID-19 infections in the state, which presently has over 27,000 active cases. Following have been prohibited: > Carnivals and religious congregations will be banned starting April 10. > Fruits and vegetable retails outlets at Koyambedu will not be allowed to conduct business inside the market complex from April 10. >Fruits and vegetable wholesale markets in all districts shall remain prohibited Following shall be allowed with restrictions > Industries shall be permitted to function by strictly following SOPs > Only seated passengers are allowed to travel via public and government transport. Standing passengers do not have permission to travel. > In addition to mask wearing and hand sanitising, only 50% capacity of customers is allowed in grocery stores, shopping malls and other establishments. Shops must close by 11pm. > Only 50% capacity allowed to dine in restaurants till 11 pm. Take away services too will be allowed until 11 pm > Recreational clubs, entertainment parks, amusement parks, big auditoriums, zoos, museums and other public spaces admit only 50% of its capacity. > All movie theatres including multiplexes and those inside shopping malls can allow only 50% of its seating capacity. > Indoor stadiums can admit a maximum of 200 persons for social, political, educational, entertainment, sports and cultural programs. > Only 100 people allowed at wedding ceremonies, and 50 at funeral related events > Sporting events allowed without audiences > Sports training alone is allowed in swimming pools. > Exhibition halls shall be permitted only for business to business purpose > Religious spaces can allow devotees to worship until 8 pm, as already being practised. However, these places of worship cannot conduct religious festivals or congregations. > Shooting of small screen productions and films can continue with established precautions. Organisers must ensure that RT-PCR tests are conducted on those involved in the shooting and that they are vaccinated. > Only three passengers allowed other than the driver in rented vehicles > Only two passenger other than driver in autorickshaws allowed > E-registration will continue for all those entering the state from other places.