As medical colleges in TN gear up for reopening, Covid test made mandatory for medicos

Government medical colleges are gearing up to reopen on December 7 with precautionary measures in place for COVID-19. While students have been told to undergo a COVID-19 test, arrangements are being made to provide masks and ensure physical spacing on the campus.

According to R Narayana Babu, Director of Medical Education, the government’s instructions had been communicated to deans of all medical colleges in the State. They should take measures to run the colleges and hostels, keeping in mind the COVID-19 norms.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 1,416 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday. The total number of persons tested positive for coronavirus infection in the State stands at 7,86,163.

Chennai registered 382 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of persons affected in the metropolis to 2,16,496.

As many as 14 Covid-19 patients died on Thursday, taking the total number of fatalities in the State due to the pandemic to 11,747.

Meanwhile, 1,413 patients were discharged from various hospitals in Tamilnadu today.  With this, the total number of recoveries in the State has touched 7,63,428.

As far as Chennai’s neighbouring districts are concerned, Chengalpattu today registered 77 new cases, Kancheepuram saw 53 infections in the last 24 hours, and Thiruvallur posted 81 positive cases.

The districts of Cuddalore and Coimbatore today witnessed 24 and 138 new cases, respectively.