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Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus September 4, 5 Highlights: State tally crosses 4.5 lakh with 5976 fresh cases; Chennai records 992 cases

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News September 4, 5 Highlights: Till date, 2,72,739 males, 1,79,059 females and 29 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: September 7, 2020 9:34:43 am
While the helpline's command centre works out of the BDA Complex in HSR Layout, a team of six volunteers work in different shifts to reach residences of people seeking tests done at home. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News September 4, 5 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 5976 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 4,51,827. Among these, Chennai reported 992 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,39,720.

Tamil Nadu recorded 79 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 7687. 71 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.

As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 51,633. Till date, 2,72,739 males, 1,79,059 females and 29 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 49,62,357 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 81,588 samples having been sent yesterday.

The state discharged 6334 patients following treatment Friday, putting the total number of recoveries at 3,92,507.

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17:09 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Chief Secretary writes to district collectors, instructs them not to let down their guard

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K Shabmugam wrote a letter to district collectors across the state, instructing them not to let down their guard and be complacent at any stage. Appreciating the work done by the frontline departments to curb the spread of COVID-19, he wrote, "As we are still in the critical stage of the battle against COVID-19, you are instructed not to let down the guard and there should not be any complacency at any level."

Shanmugam urged the collectors to be vigilant and mount IEC to create public awareness and educate people on self-imposed discipline and accountability in controlling the spread of the virus.

15:10 (IST)05 Sep 2020
10 districts to receive heavy rainfall over next 48 hours

The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Chennai has forecast heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms over the next 48 hours in 10 districts owing to upper air circulation in the atmosphere. According to the RMC, parts of Vellore, Kallakurichi, Villupuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruppur, Thirupathur, Ranipet, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai and Sivagangai will receive moderate to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.

The RMC has also forecast light showers in parts of Pudhucherry and Karaikal.

Meanwhile, parts of Theni, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Namakkal, Salem, Karur and Trichy are expected to receive moderate to heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours. Chennai and neighbouring districts will have overcast skies, with parts of Chennai expected to receive light showers over the next 24 hours.

12:58 (IST)05 Sep 2020
TN Governor promulgates ordinance to make lockdown violations compoundable offences

The Tamil Nadu Governor Friday promulgated an ordinance making violation of Covid-19 lockdown guidelines and preventive measures, like wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing, compoundable offences.

The government on Friday also released details about the fine to be levied on the lockdown violators. Those who violate quarantine measures will have to pay a fine of Rs 500. For not wearing masks, one has to pay Rs 200, and if found spitting in public places, a fine of Rs 500 will be imposed. If anyone is found violating the SOPs in salons and spas, gymnasium, commercial establishments or any other such places, they will need to pay Rs 5,000 as a fine amount.

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11:18 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Seven killed after explosion in Cuddalore firecracker unit

Seven persons were killed and two others were injured in an explosion at a fireworks unit in Kattumanarkoil town near Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu on Friday. All the deceased were believed to be women, as per initial reports.

The injured were rushed to a government hospital in the town.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of deceased.

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10:38 (IST)05 Sep 2020
89 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities

A total of 89 flights will fly between Chennai and major cities today, with 45 arrivals and 44 depatures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.

09:55 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Power to be suspended in parts of Chennai today

Tangedco has announced a powercut in parts of Chennai today from 9 am to 2 pm to carry out maintenance work.

Here are the affected areas:

  • Neelankarai: Blue Beach Road, Maraikayar Nagar - 1st to 7th Streets; Kabaleeswarar Nagar 4th Main Road, Seaview Avenue, Murugambal Avenue, Periya Neelankarai Kuppam and Casuarina Drive.
  • Adyar Chinnamalai: Sri Ram Nagar, Pallipattu Main Road, Ethiraj Street, Yoki Garden and Kadasamy Street.
  • Pallavaram: Zamin Pallavaram, Cantonment Pallavaram, Old Pallavaram, Thirusalam, Pammal, GST Road and Keelkattalai.
  • Durainallur: Arani, Sompattu, Puduvoyal, Peruvoya, Peruvallur, Kavarapettai, Chinnambedu, Durainallur, Ralapadi, Karani and Vadakallur.
  • Medur: Medur, Pulicot, Avoorivakkam, Kollur, Arasur and Annamalaicherry.
  • Devambedu: Devambedu, Agaram, Kallore, Poongulam, Rakkampalayam and Seganiyum.
  • Pammal: Parts of Pammal (H L Colony), Nehru Nagar, Venkateswara Nagar, Agatheeswarar Nagar, Viman Nagar, Lakshmi Nagar, MGR Street and Bharathi Nagar.
  • Tondiarpet: N T Road, Veeraragavan Road, Parts of Fishing Harbour, Cheriyan Nagar - 1st to 4th Streets; Market - 1st to 7th Streets; Ashok Nagar - 1st to 4th Butchammal Streets; Washer Varadappa Street, Desiyan Nagar - 1st to 4th Streets, Kannu Street and Irusappa Street - 1st, 2nd Streets.
  • Gummidipoondi: Gummidipoondi Sipcot SS II Industrial Complex, Chithala Kuppam, Shithiraj Kandigai, Gopal Reddy Kandikai, Papam Kuppam and Bodi Reddi Kandigai.
  • Avadi: Senthil Nagar, Power Line Road (Siva Sakthi Nagar), 60 Feet Road, Thirukural Main Road, Jothi Nagar, Tholkapiyam Street, Nanul Street, Thembavani Street, MG Road, Kamaraj Salai, Sinthamani Street, Sakundhalam Street, Gandhi Nagar, CTH Road, Kavarapalayam, Sindhu Nagar, Dhanalakshmi Nagar, MRF Nagar, DDR Nagar and MGR Nagar.
09:29 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Cases on the rise in Coimbatore and Cuddalore districts

Tamil Nadu recorded 5976 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 4,51,827. Among these, Chennai reported 992 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,39,720.

Besides Chennai, 370 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 154 in Kancheepuram, 260 in Thiruvallur, 58 in Ariyalur, 595 in Coimbatore, 499 in Cuddalore, 41 in Dharmapuri, 93 in Dindigul, 121 in Erode, 182 in Kallakurichi, 107 in Kanyakumari, 42 in Karur, 72 in Krishnagiri, 123 in Madurai, 98 in Nagapattinam, 75 in Namakkal, 95 in Nilgiris, 13 in Perambalur, 102 in Pudukottai, 21 in Ramanathapuram, 121 in Ranipet, 239 in Salem, 48 in Sivagangai, 85 in Tenkasi, 164 in Thanjavur, 84 in Theni, 74 in Thirupathur, 216 in Thiruvannamalai, 98 in Thiruvarur, 45 in Thoothukudi, 114 in Tirunelveli, 90 in Tiruppur, 104 in Trichy, 134 in Vellore, 148 in Villupuram and 93 in Virudhunagar districts.

09:24 (IST)05 Sep 2020
5976 fresh cases, 79 deaths recorded

Tamil Nadu recorded 5976 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 4,51,827. Among these, Chennai reported 992 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,39,720.

Tamil Nadu recorded 79 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 7687. 71 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 6334 patients following treatment Friday, putting the total number of recoveries at 3,92,507.

As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 51,633. Till date, 2,72,739 males, 1,79,059 females and 29 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 49,62,357 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 81,588 samples having been sent yesterday.

09:21 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Welcome to today's live blog

Good morning!
Welcome to the live blog from Chennai where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19, lockdown in Tamil Nadu and more across Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

15:24 (IST)04 Sep 2020
Seven killed after explosion in Cuddalore firecracker unit

Seven persons were killed and two others were injured in an explosion at a fireworks unit in Kattumanarkoil town near Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu on Friday. All the deceased were believed to be women, as per initial reports.

The injured were rushed to a government hospital in the town.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of deceased.

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13:33 (IST)04 Sep 2020
Government offices in state to function on Saturdays till December

With government offices set to function at 100 per cent capacity following relaxations in the lockdown in Tamil Nadu as a part of Unlock 4, the state has announced that all government offices will operate on all Saturdays till December. 

11:26 (IST)04 Sep 2020
SP Charan on SP Balasubrahmanyam’s health: We are hoping that there will be good news by Monday

Singer-actor SP Balasubrahmanyam is stable and improving, his son and filmmaker SP Charan revealed on Thursday. Charan added that the family is hoping for some good news by the weekend.

In a video posted on Instagram, Charan said, “Hello everyone. Today is the third of September, the fourth day of stability from my father’s side. We are hoping that there will be good news by the weekend. With God’s blessings, all your prayers and the wishes of so many people from around the world, I am hoping that by Monday, there should be some good news. I am looking forward to it. Thank you all. God bless everyone.”

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11:25 (IST)04 Sep 2020
50 lakh RT-PCR tests conducted till date

Tamil Nadu achieved a milestone in Covid-19 testing Thursday with the overall samples examined till date crossing the 50-lakh mark. The state reported 5,892 fresh cases which took the infection count to 4,45,851. In line with the thrust on testing as a key measure in the battle against the pandemic, Tamil Nadu has been among the states conducting a high number of tests daily.

Tamil Nadu does not use Rapid Antigen Diagnostic Tests and all the tests conducted so far are RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction-based), considered the gold standard to detect Covid-19.

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10:31 (IST)04 Sep 2020
Chennai metro releases guidelines for services from September 7

The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has issued a set of guidelines for passengers ahead of resuming operations on September 7. The guidelines are in compliance with the Unlock 4 order issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

According to the guidelines, train services will be operational from 8 am to 8 pm. The Blue Line which connects Airport Metro and Washermanpet Metro Station will commence from September 7 while the Green Line, which connects St Thomas Mount and Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M G Ramachandran Central Metro, will start functioning from September 9.

CMRL said all the trains and stations will be disinfected frequently for the safety and security of passengers. The platform management staff will be deployed at stations to ensure social distancing and safe de-boarding of passengers. Face masks are compulsory at all times in all CMRL premises.

CMRL said face masks, face shield, gloves, and medical PPE kits etc. will be arranged for frontline staff handling passengers. The passengers will be subjected to thermal screening at the entry gate. Symptomatic passengers or those having high temperature will not be allowed to use metro train services. Social sticker markings to be placed at all passenger moving/waiting areas at station premises.

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10:00 (IST)04 Sep 2020
85 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities

A total of 85 flights will fly between Chennai and major cities today, with 43 departures and 42 arrivals scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.

09:29 (IST)04 Sep 2020
Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore report highest cases among districts

Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 5,892 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the overall tally to 4,45,851. In Chennai, 968 cases were reported which pushed the city’s overall tally to 1,38,724.

Other neighbouring districts of Thiruvallur (258), Chengalpattu (378) and Kancheepuram (150) reported a total of 786 Covid-19 cases.

In Coimbatore and Cuddalore, cases continued to surge. 593 cases were reported in Coimbatore and 590 in Cuddalore.

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09:29 (IST)04 Sep 2020
5,892 fresh cases, 92 deaths reported in TN

Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 5,892 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the overall tally to 4,45,851. In Chennai, 968 cases were reported which pushed the city’s overall tally to 1,38,724.

With 92 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the death toll reached 7,608. According to the health bulletin, nine persons died of Covid-19 without co-morbidities.

On Thursday, as many as 6,110 persons were discharged taking the number of recovered patients to 3,86,173. The active cases stood at 52,070. Of the 7,85,402 passengers who entered Tamil Nadu through various modes of transport, 6,406 have tested positive.

A total of 82,901 samples tests were done by RT-PCR yesterday. So far, 50,47,042 samples have been tested in Tamil Nadu.

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09:26 (IST)04 Sep 2020
Welcome to today's live blog

Good morning!
Welcome to the live blog from Chennai where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19, lockdown in Tamil Nadu and more across Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

Veeralakshmi said while her family was a bit hesitant about her profession initially, later they understood that this was what she wanted to do.

The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has issued a set of guidelines for passengers ahead of resuming operations on September 7. The guidelines are in compliance with the Unlock 4 order issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

READ | Chennai Metro services to restart from September 7: Here are the guidelines

According to the guidelines, train services will be operational from 8 am to 8 pm. The Blue Line which connects Airport Metro and Washermanpet Metro Station will commence from September 7 while the Green Line, which connects St Thomas Mount and Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M G Ramachandran Central Metro, will start functioning from September 9.

Face masks are compulsory at all times in all CMRL premises. CMRL said face mask and shield, gloves, and medical PPE, etc, will be arranged for frontline passenger handling staff. The passengers will be subjected to thermal screening at the entry-level. Symptomatic passengers or those having high temperature will not be allowed to use metro train services. Social sticker markings to be placed at all passenger moving/waiting areas at station premises.

Also Read | ‘Modi Idli’ to take on ‘Amma Idli’ in Tamil Nadu’s Salem

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami Monday flagged off 118 new ambulances to strengthen the state’s emergency services amid the coronavirus pandemic. Driving one of ambulances in the fleet was 30-year-old Veeralakshmi, who also became the first woman ambulance pilot in the state.

READ | ‘I wanted to step out, help people’: Meet Veeralakshmi, first woman ambulance pilot in Tamil Nadu

Veeralakshmi got the job after serving as a call taxi driver for three years in Chennai. Hailing from Bodinayakanur in Theni, Veeralakshmi had completed her diploma in automobile engineering. After marriage, she moved to Chennai with her husband who had been serving as a taxi-driver for more than 10 years.

A mother of two, Veeralakshmi said after watching the entire country battling against the COVID-19 pandemic, she wanted to help the people. This prompted her to take up the job.

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