Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News November 11, 12 Highlights: The Tamil Nadu government Thursday announced that schools across the state will not be reopened as planned on November 16 following opposition from parents during a meeting between the schools and parents in the state.
Earlier, the government had announced that schools for Classes 10, 11 and 12 will be reopened from November 16. Meanwhile, colleges for research and final year postgraduate students will be reopened on December 2
Schools and other educational institutions in Tamil Nadu have been closed since March following the outbreak of the pandemic.
Tamil Nadu recorded 2184 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 7,50,409. Among these, Chennai reported 571 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,06,588.
Tamil Nadu recorded 28 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 11,415. Twenty four of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 2210 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,20,339.
As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 18,655. Till date, 4,53,158 males, 2,97,218 females and 33 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, 1,07,86,565 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 77,309 samples having been sent yesterday.