Chennai Hyderabad Coronavirus November 6, 7 Highlights: Chennai metro trains to be operated from 5.30 am to 11 pm from Nov 8
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News November 6, 7 Highlights: The programs will be held from November 7 to January 3 across all the stations in Chennai, to create awareness among passengers regarding the safety measures followed by CMRL to ensure a safe commute.
By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, Hyderabad |
Updated: November 9, 2020 9:31:53 am
Operations began in a phased manner in Chennai from September 7. Express Photo: Srinivas K
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News November 6, 7 Highlights: In a bid to bring awareness to people in Chennai regarding COVID-19 and the measures to be followed to stay safe, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) will be holding COVID-19 awareness cultural programs from November 7 to January 3 across all the stations in Chennai.
A group, Nimirvu Kalaiyagam will perform across the city’s metro stations to create awareness among passengers regarding the safety measures followed by CMRL to ensure safe commute for both the passengers and staff. The first cultural programme will be held today at Airport Metro station from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 2370 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 7,39,147. Among these, Chennai reported 612 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,03,685. Tamil Nadu recorded 27 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 11,299. Twenty five of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
The state discharged 2402 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,08,846. As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 19,002. Till date, 4,46,227 males, 2,92,887 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, 1,04,062 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 80,786 samples having been sent yesterday.
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At the moment, mainly low-level north-easterly winds are prevailing over Telangana. (Representational)
A sudden drop in temperature after many days of rain followed by dry weather across Telangana has got everyone wondering if winter is already here. Bela Mandal in Adilabad district recorded 10.3 degree Celsius on Friday morning, while the minimum temperatures hovered around the same levels across many parts of Adilabad, Nirmal, Kamareddy, Asifabad, Nizamabad, Sangareddy districts. The minimum temperature in Hyderabad has been around 15 degree Celsius.
The Hyderabad center of India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a drop in temperatures in the next two to three days. However, the officials have denied the possibility of early onset of winter. “We are witnessing a drop of 2 to 3 degrees in temperatures. This will continue for two or three more days. But it is too early to talk about winter,” said Dr. K Naga Rathna, director in-charge of IMD, Hyderabad.
Tamil Nadu BJP chief L Murugan was arrested along with several other senior party leaders and workers on Friday after he tried begin his much-publicised Vel Yatra—a month-long political rally visiting prominent Lord Muruga temples in the state—by defying the ban imposed by the state government in view of the pandemic.
Karnataka minister and BJP national general secretary C T Ravi and former party national general secretary H Raja were among the leaders present with Murugan at Tiruttani temple, in the northern part of Tamil Nadu, as he attempted to begin the proposed month-long rally.