Chennai Hyderabad Coronavirus December 7, 8 Highlights: TN tally crosses 7.90 lakh with 1320 fresh cases
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News December 7, 8 Highlights: Till date, 4,78,243 males, 3,13,275 females and 34 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in Tamil Nadu.
By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, Hyderabad |
Updated: December 9, 2020 9:25:49 am
Health workers collect swabs at a fever camp in Chennai. Express Photo: Srinivas K
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News December 7, 8 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 1311 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 7,91,552. Among these, Chennai reported 307 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,17,850. The state recorded 16 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 11,809. All 16 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 1389 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,69,048.
As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 10,695. Till date, 4,78,243 males, 3,13,275 females and 34 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, 1,25,40,103 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 64,010 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 228 COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 67 are government and 161 are private facilities.
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Nimirvu Kalaiyagam will be performing Covid awareness programmes at various metro stations in Chennai till January 3.
To address the concerns of commuters while travelling via Chennai metro, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) launched a Covid-19 awareness cultural programme in association with Parai (a folk art form of Tamil Nadu) group Nimirvu Kalaiyagam. So far, the group has performed at five of the city's metro stations.
“We were approached by CMRL to bring out an awareness programme on how safe it is to travel via metro during the pandemic when compared to other forms of public transportation and the measures being taken by CMRL to ensure the safety of commuters”, Muthamizh Bharathi, organiser and trainer at Nimirvu Kalaiyagam told Indianexpress.com. “We also tell people about the importance of wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing norms through our performances”, he said.
Colleges and universities in Chennai reopened their gates for final year undergraduate students of arts and science, engineering, agriculture, fisheries, and veterinary courses today. The in-person classes resumed in the city after a gap of eight months. The government has also allowed institutions to reopen for final year polytechnic and hotel management students. The classes for the fresh batch of 2020-21 will commence from February 1.
The state government Saturday had issued SOPs for the reopening of colleges and universities and hostels. Students, teachers, and other college staff are instructed to wear face masks and take all the preventive measures. The colleges have been directed to display proper signages, symbols, and posters at prominent places to create awareness about the risk of infection from the virus. Moreover, the colleges have been strictly instructed to avoid any extra-curricular activities where maintaining physical distancing is not possible.
For assistance on COVID-19-related queries and mental health support in Chennai, citizens can contact the Greater Chennai Corporation's (GCC) COVID-19 helpline 044 46122300 | Citizens can find the nearest GCC-facilitated COVID-19 fever clinic here | For lodging rain-related complaints and assistance during the monsoon, citizens can contact the GCC's monsoon helplines 044 25384530 or 044 25384540 or the control room 1913 (available 24x7)