The number of people being affected by the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus has been going up in Tamil Nadu. Though the state has been conducting stringent tests and keeping the mortality rate down, the numbers have already catapulted TN to the second place in India, on the list of states most affected by the Corona Virus. The ongoing lockdown in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet and Madurai has been extended till July 5. A call over relaxations will be taken later next week. The state will observe a complete lockdown every Sunday in July until the end of the month across all districts. Meanwhile, film and small screen industries have been idle for the past few months. Small Screen industry resumes shooting following a safety protocol fixed by the Government for a few days when the lockdown was relaxed. Can they resume shooting again after June 6th when the lockdown gets relaxed once again? RK Selvamani, the president of FEFSI association has released an audio message to clarify this doubt: 
“I have been getting calls from producers and daily wage workers of FEFSI on when can we resume shooting for Television series. This audio is to give clarity to them, from the 6th of July, the lockdown is Chennai is likely to be relaxed like how it was a month ago. I am in touch with the government officials who have told me that we need not get permission from the government again to resume shooting for small screen industry. All the producers who got permission earlier can resume shoot after the 6th of July. I double-checked with them if we need to talk to the ministers and CMD again to resume shoot. The officials have assured us that no permission needs to be taken by producers who have already been allowed to shoot. The official also asked me to wait for a couple of days, see the situation on how the virus has been spreading and the actions that the government is taking. So, all that has to be taken into consideration, but in all possibilities, the lockdown will mostly be relaxed by the 6th of July and you can resume shooting for small screen industry from the 8th of July. I request the small screen producers who have got permission to shoot already to be ready to start shooting by the 8th of July. I will confirm once again about the status in a day or two.”