TN allows opening of TASMAC shops in Chennai from August 18

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The TASMAC shops will be allowed to do business between 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. However, TASMAC shops inside malls and inside containment zones will continue to remain shut.

Tamil Nadu government, in its latest directive issued on August 16, has announced that stand-alone Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) shops located within Chennai City limits can open beginning August 18, Tuesday. The TASMAC shops will be allowed to do business between 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. However, TASMAC shops inside malls and inside containment zones will continue to remain shut.

Further, according to the directive, per day sales of liquor will be limited to 500 tokens per shop. All those visiting the liquor shops will have to wear face masks and follow physical distancing rules as mandated by the government. As is the practice the TASMAC shops will not function on Sundays, when Tamil Nadu goes into complete lockdown.

After a period of strictly enforced lockdown that existed for over 75 days, TASMAC shops in the state, located outside Chennai City limits, were allowed to open fr

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