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CHENNAI: Most of the eateries and restaurants along the highway in Tamil Nadu will remain shut from Sunday after the state government announced suspension of dine-in services to control the rise in number of Covid-19 cases in the second wave.
In Chennai and its suburbs, 50% of the restaurants are likely to be shut for four days from Sunday.
Tamil Nadu hotels association president M Venkata Subbu said that majority of the eateries and restaurants will not function from Sunday. “Eateries that are located on highway near the cities alone may operate,” he said.
M Ravi, president of The Chennai Hotels Association underscored that eateries and restaurants will suffer a loss in light of offering only parcel services.
“The sudden announcement on not allowing dine-in services is a blow for the hospitality sector because it will trigger a huge crisis for our employees, particularly guest workers,” he said.
The city and suburbs covering a radius of about 30 kilometres houses approximately 8500 eateries and restaurants with various seating capacity.