Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News October 21, 22 Highlights: All shops, restaurants and commercial complexes in Tamil Nadu will be allowed to function till 10 pm from Thursday ahead of the festive season and to facilitate further economic recovery, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Wednesday, easing coronavirus-induced curbs further.
Barring shops located in full containment zones, all others can function up to 10 pm by following the Standard Operating Procedure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Palaniswami said in an official release.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu’s coronavirus cases continued to decline as 29 districts in the state reported less than 100 cases. The state reported 3,086 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday taking the overall tally to 6,97,116. With 39 deaths, the toll reached 10,780. The number of recoveries reached 6,50,856 after 4,301 patients were discharged on Wednesday.
Former Home Minister and Member of Legislative Council Nayani Narasimha Reddy died while undergoing treatment at a corporate hospital in Hyderabad. He had fully recovered from COVID19 but was later admitted to the hospital with complications.
“Shri Nayini Narsimha Reddy passed away at 12.25 am. He was admitted a week ago for post Covid complications with extensive lung damage,” read a statement from Apollo Hospitals.