TIRUVANNAMALAI, INDIA, September 26, 2021 (The Hindu): The Tiruvannamalai district administration has extended the strict lockdown in force in the temple town till October 3. Parks, swimming pools and dams in Tiruvannamalai and neighboring Kattam Poondi in the district will be closed during this period, District Collector B. Murugesh said on Saturday. Hotels, bakeries and tea shops can function between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. on all days. Only 50% occupancy is allowed in hotels and tea shops. Owners and employees of these establishments should be fully vaccinated. There will be strict enforcement of imposing fines for not wearing masks and for not following social distancing in public places for individuals. Government buses will run with 50% occupancy.