Tamil Nadu villagers gather to celebrate fishing festival amid rising cases, flout COVID-19 norms

 Thousands of people were seen flouting COVID-19 norms as they gathered in large numbers to celebrate the traditional fishing festival at Vilaripatti village in the Sivaganga district on Sunday.
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Tamil Nadu villagers gather to celebrate fishing festival amid rising cases, flout COVID-19 norms

Sivaganga: Thousands of people were seen flouting COVID-19 norms as they gathered in large numbers to celebrate the traditional fishing festival at Vilaripatti village in the Sivaganga district on Sunday.

This comes amid the state has been witnessing a surge in fresh COVID-19 cases. Tamil Nadu reported 3,867 new COVID-19 cases and 72 deaths on Sunday.

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday extended the COVID-induced lockdown for one more week with additional relaxations, including the cancellation of an e-pass/e-registration system for inter-district movement from July 5.

Shops and activities which were allowed till 7 pm shall be operational till 8 pm. Hotels and tea shops can function with 50 per cent capacity and IT companies can function with a 50 per cent workforce. (ANI)