Amid big industrial push, TN continues to witness big spike in Covid-19 spike

On a day when the Tamil Nadu government signed eight Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) worth ₹10,399 crore that will create employment opportunities for over 13,507 people, the state recorded 4,985 fresh cases of Covid-19 and 70 deaths on Monday.

With this the total number of cases went up to 1,75,678 and the cumulative death toll reached 2,551. While, Madurai recorded a steep fall in cases, Chennai with 1,298 continued to have the most cases. The three adjoining districts –Chengalpet (354), Kancheepural (329) and Tiruvallur (454) — together had 1,137 cases.

The total number of infections in the metropolis has touched 87,235. As many as 70 patients died of Covid-19 in various hospitals in the State Monday, taking the total number of fatalities due to coronavirus in Tamilnadu to 2,551.

On the other hand, 3,861 patients were discharged after recovery from coronavirus in different parts of Tamilnadu Monday. With this, the total number of recoveries has touched 1,21,776.

Meanwhile, the MoUs were signed in the presence of Chief Minister Edappaddi K. Palaniswami. The biggest deal was signed by Vikram Solar, a solar energy solutions provider, specialising in high efficiency PV module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions.

Vikram Solar will be investing ₹5,423 crore in Kancheepuram and provide employment to 7,542 persons over the next few years. In Tamil Nadu, the firm will be focussing on making solar cells and modules.

Yotta Infrastructure, a Hiranandani Group company has inked an MoU worth ₹4,000 crore and has committed to give jobs to 2,500 people. The firm will be setting up a data centre park.