Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: The Tamil Nadu government Friday made it mandatory for all college students to be fully vaccinated in order to be allowed to attend offline classes. The direction comes days after a report showed only 46 per cent engineering students above 18 years have taken their first dose of Covid-19 vaccines, adding, only 12% have taken both the doses.
Thirteen passengers who have arrived in Tamil Nadu from ‘at risk’ and ‘non-risk’ countries have tested Covid-19 positive and their RT-PCR samples have been sent to Bengaluru for genomic sequencing analysis, Tamil Nadu Minister Ma Subramanian said on Thursday.
The Minister for Health and Family Welfare said 9,012 people have so far arrived from ‘at risk’ countries, of which 11 have tested Covid-19 positive, while 33,112 people arrived from ‘non-risk’ countries, of which two have tested positive.
Subramanian also confirmed that 10 students of Anna University college in Chennai have tested positive for Covid-19. According to the minister, one student at the Alagappa College of Technology (AC Tech) campus tested positive on Wednesday, following which the health department conducted RT-PCR tests for 300 students on the campus.