Health department officials of Tamil Nadu are puzzled as to why more than 80 per cent of the participants of the Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi who tested positive show no symptoms. According to reports, the Tamil Nadu health department has asked virologists to study the strain and its virulence. Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar said, “We have isolated and… Continue reading "Officials in shock as Tablighi Jamaat participants showed no symptoms, but tested corona positive"
Three out of 376 persons, who were admitted to hospitals for severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tamil Nadu. This shows that the State is still in Stage 2 of COVID-19 transmission, said Health Secretary Beela Rajesh. She added: “With more number of positive cases being reported, we lifted samples (throat and nasal… Continue reading "Covid-19 spread: Is TN in stage 2 or stage 3?"
From tomorrow, provisional stores, vegetable and fruit shops and petrol/diesel pumps in Tamil Nadu would be allowed to function only between 6 am and 2.30 pm during the COVID-19 lockdown period. However, “medical shops and restaurants (only takeaway) would continue to function through the day”, an official release from the government said. Petrol bunks will function only between 6 am… Continue reading "As TN moves from level 1 to 2, govt announces more restrictions"
Tamil Nadu is witnessing more coronavirus cases. In a late night tweet, Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar said, “3 new positive cases of #covid19 in TN. 18 Y M contact of 2nd Pt at #RGGH. 63 Y M Dubai return at #Walajah GH. 66 Y M contact of Thai nationals at #IRTT, Perundurai. Pts are in isolation & stable.” But… Continue reading "TN corona cases on rise, but 2nd patient tests negative, CM asks Rs 4,000 cr from Centre"
The Tamil Nadu government will today take a decision on imposing stringent restrictive measures in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Erode districts, which figure among the 80 districts countrywide where the Centre has advised maintaining only “essential services” in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. According to a government official, “We will take a decision on imposing severe restrictions in these districts at… Continue reading "TN’s decision on lockdown of Chennai, Kanchi & Erode"
A 20-year-old man from Delhi has tested positive for coronavirus in Chennai, taking Tamil Nadu’s tally to two. The case of this man from with travel history to Delhi and no overseas travel has raised concerns of community transmission of the disease. He is now being treated in Chennai. Health Minister Dr Vijayabaskar said the patient is “stable”. Vijayabaskar, in… Continue reading "TN reports second coronavirus case, concerns on rise"
Cwenty-four persons are under observation for symptoms of COVID-19 in isolation wards of government medical college hospitals, and a total of 2,635 persons are under home quarantine in the State, according to a bulletin issued by the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.C Tamil Nadu government has plans to conduct thermal screening of passengers at railway stations in the… Continue reading "Coronavirus: 24 under observation in isolation wards in TN, train passengers to be screened"
With the growing concern over the spread of coronavirus, Film Employees Federation of South India has announced that all scheduled film shootings in Tamil industry would be stopped on March 19 until further notice. Already, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered closure of all cinema halls in the state. RK Selvamani, the president of FEFSI, sent out a press release… Continue reading "Full shutdown in Tamil cinema: No shootings, no theatres"
Raghava Lawrence has heaped laurels on the government of Tamil Nadu for the steps it is taking to check the spread of coronavirus, the pandemic that is now threatening the whole world. In an online statement, the actor-choreographer-director said, “Hai friends and fans, As we are in the midst of this global health crisis I would like to convey my… Continue reading "Raghava Lawrence all praise for TN govt for coronavirus steps"