A healthworker administers a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in Chennai on Monday. (PTI)
Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News July 16 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 2,312 positive cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 25,31,118. Among these, Chennai reported 144 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,35,902. The state recorded 46 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 33,652. A total of 2,986 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,68,236.
Chief Minister MK Stalin Friday announced that the lockdown would be extended till July 31. Activities like Public/private bus transportation within states (except Puducherry), flight services, theatres, bars, swimming pools, social/political gatherings and other events, reopening of schools/colleges, Zoo would still be restricted. However, the government has provided relaxation for ITIS, Industrial schools, typewriting training institutes, who are permitted to function with 50% of students on a rotational basis. Teachers are allowed to visit schools to carry out works related to admission, distribution of textbooks, etc.
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Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Thursday said that the Union Government has promised to review Tamil Nadu government’s demand for exemption from the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday conducted a review of the Chennai Metro Rail projects and asked the officials to expedite the works on the phase I line from Meenambakkam to Kilambakkam and from Tambaram to Velachery.
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 or 044 25384520 | Citizens can also contact the general helpline 104, the 24-hour helplines 044 29510400 or 29510500 and the 24 x 7 mobile helplines 8754448477 or 9444340496 | 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)