Chennai, Hyderabad Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 30,621 positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 14,99,485. Among these, Chennai reported 6,991 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 4,19,261. The state recorded 297 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 16,768. A total of 19,287 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 12,98,945
In line with other states, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday announced it will float global tenders to import Covid-19 vaccines for the 18-44 age group. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister MK Stalin at Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai.
An official release said the central government has allocated 13 lakh vaccine vials to Tamil Nadu, which is not sufficient for vaccinating people in the age group of 18-44
After the state government imposed a lockdown three days ago, scores of migrant workers and others rushed to return to their native places. Though government buses were operating at full capacity, passengers who wished to travel to regions far away opted for private buses.