Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus November 27, 28 Highlights: PM Modi visits Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News November 27, 28 Highlights: Till date, 4,69,792 males, 3,07,790 females and 34 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in Tamil Nadu.
By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, Hyderabad |
Updated: November 30, 2020 9:13:15 am
Modi interacted with Bharat Biotechs Chairman and Managing Director Krishna Ella, scientists and senior management, who appraised the PM of the progress of the vaccine candidate. (Twitter/@narendramodi)
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News November 27, 28 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited a facility of Bharat Biotech located at Genome valley in Hyderabad and reviewed the progress of Covaxin, a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 being developed by the company.
Modi interacted with Bharat Biotechs Chairman and Managing Director Krishna Ella, scientists and senior management, who appraised the PM of the progress of the vaccine candidate. He spent about one hour at the facility.
Tamil Nadu recorded 1435 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 7,77,616. Among these, Chennai reported 392 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,14,191.
The state recorded 12 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 11,681. All twelve of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 1494 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,54,826. As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 11,109. Till date, 4,69,792 males, 3,07,790 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, 1,18,64,177 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 61,610 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 220 COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 67 are government and 153 are private facilities.
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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the government has “definite information” that “anarchic forces” want to “manufacture riots”. (File Photo)
Amid a bitter campaign for elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the Hyderabad Police Thursday warned of strict action against anyone trying to incite communal tension in the city. This came after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao gave a free hand to the police to act against “anti-social elements”, who are trying to derive political mileage through “conspiracies”, “false propaganda” and “provocative utterances”. The Chief Minister said the government has “definite information” that “anarchic forces” want to “manufacture riots”.
DGP M Mahender Reddy said they were watching social media posts and incendiary speeches of some political leaders and warned of action if they try to instigate communal violence. Heavy security has been deployed across the city.
The BJP Thursday released its manifesto for the GHMC polls - for which it is campaigning aggressively this time - promising, among other things, free coronavirus vaccine and tests for all, free water, free power, free tablet, PCs and high-speed WiFi for economically disadvantaged children.
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