Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: The Tamil Nadu government has withdrawn the night curfew imposed from 10 pm to 5 am and has decided to re-open schools for students of Classes 1-12 from February 1. The government has also withdrawn the complete lockdown on January 30 (Sunday). Schools for students of Classes I-XII will commence from February 1. Social, cultural, and political gatherings will continue to be restricted. The relaxations will be in place between February 1-15.
In Chennai-related news, following the cancellation of the total lockdown on Sundays by the Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai Metro will resume normal services today from 5.30 am to 11.00 pm on all weekdays with existing peak hour services from 8 am to 11 am in the morning and from 5 pm to 8 pm in the evening with five-minute headway during Peak hours and 10-minute headway during non-peak hours.
Also, A day after the state government announced that all colleges and universities, except those that serve as Covid Care Centres (CCC), would reopen for physical classes from February 1 following Covid-19 guidelines, Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy clarified that the semester examinations will be held online.