Tamil Nadu government on Saturday further eased Covid restrictions in the state and announced schools for classes 9-12 with 50 per cent capacity can reopen from September 1.
In addition to this, all colleges in the state can function from September 1 on a rotational basis with vaccinated teaching & non-teaching staff.
The government has allowed theatres to reopen with 50 per cent capacity from Aug 23 (Monday) and shops to operate till 10 pm.
Among other relaxations, IT-related organisations can function with 100 per cent workforce.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu's Test Positivity Rate (TPR) remains at 1.2 per cent and the number of RT-PCR tests conducted was around 1.50 lakh a day.
"The number of daily virus infections have been on the declining trend but we have not reduced the testing of samples (in Tamil Nadu)," an official said.