As many as 13,112 people from abroad, including Indians, have been screened in Tamil Nadu in the last two weeks and found negative for coronavirus infection, Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar has said. The Minister said 1,353 of them were from affected countries. Vijaya Baskar said extensive awareness campaigns were being run in schools and colleges on preventive measures to… Continue reading "Coronavirus: TN screens13,112 people from abroad, state continues to be on high alert"
Even as more than 12 persons are under observation for coronavirus in hospitals in Tamil Nadu, a testing facility for the detection of novel coronavirus was unveiled at a premier state-run institute here on Sunday as over 800 people are under observation in homes and hospitals in Tamil Nadu. The testing facility was inaugurated at the King Institute of Preventive… Continue reading "Coronavirus: More than 12 under observation in TN, Tamil actor rubbishes rumours"
Two persons, including a 47-year-old Chinese national, who landed in India with symptoms of fever and cold, were admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai, and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in Tiruchi. Hotels and eateries have been asked to serve properly cooked meat and ensure chefs follow hygiene protocols while handling meat and other animal products… Continue reading "Coronavirus: 2 including Chinese national with symptoms hospitalised in TN"
Two patients with history of travel to China were admitted to the isolation wards at Government Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai and Government Tiruvannamalai Medical College Hospital after they showed symptoms of coronavirus (2019-nCov). Besides, 240 people who arrived from China and neighbouring countries were advised on Friday to remain in mandatory home quarantine for 28 days. By… Continue reading "Coronavirus: Suspected cases found in TN, 300 people quarantined, govt asks people not to panic"
Eight people who reached Coimbatore from the coronavirus-hit China have shown no symptoms of the deadly virus but have been advised against mingling with public for another 28 days, officials said. A government hospital in Madurai on Wednesday inaugurated a new “coronavirus ward” with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “No case for coronavirus has been reported so far. We have opened this… Continue reading "Coronavirus: Special wards inaugurated in TN hospitals, 1500 screened"
While the number of coronavirus suspect cases is increasing across the globe, State Health Minister C Vijayabaskar stated that there are no cases reported in Tamil Nadu and that the government is prepared to tackle the virus. The assurance has come in the wake of reports of suspected cases in neighbouring States. He said health department officials are screening all… Continue reading "TN gets ready to fight coronavirus"
As coronavirus infection continues to spread in China and cases surface in Southeast Asia and the Far East, the Tamil Nadu government has laid down a protocol to manage patients detected with the strain. Students from Tamil Nadu pursuing medicine from the Wuhan University in China are too scared to leave their rooms. They have been staying indoors for the… Continue reading "Coronavirus outbreak: Tamil Nadu on high alert"