"The Governor’s address would be followed by the presentation of the general Budget and the debate on demand for grants," Appavu added. Asked about shifting the Assembly proceedings back to the Assembly chamber in Fort St George, the Speaker said, “Earlier, all of you used to wear masks. Now, more than half of you are not wearing masks. People who have had two doses are a little more confident. Owing to the efforts of the State government, about 83% of the people have had their first dose of vaccine. Over 53% have got both doses. Hence, Covid is under control in Tamil Nadu. From 40,000 cases per day, it has been reduced to 500-600 cases per day. Hence, we thought the arrangement could be made here (Fort St George).” The Assembly proceedings, which were temporarily shifted to Kalaivanar Arangam owing to Covid threat, would be happening on Fort St George campus after a gap of one year.