Tamil Nadu Chennai News September 20, 21, 22 Highlights: Tamil Nadu logged 1682 fresh covid cases today taking the total number of active cases to 17, 027. The state also recorded 21 deaths and 1627 recoveries. Among districts, Coimbatore reported the highest with 235 covid cases followed by Chennai (194).
In other news, The Tamil Nadu state election commission has directed the collectors of nine districts to form flying squads for one to three panchayat unions where rural local body polls will be held on October 6 and 9.
As per the official release, the flying squads would comprise executive magistrates in the rank of tahsildars, revenue divisional officers besides police personnel. They need to check and act on complaints of violation of model code of conduct, anti-social activities, threat, intimidation, and bribing of voters with liquor and cash.The elections will be held in two phases on October 6 and October 9 in nine districts – Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Vellore, Ranipet, Tiruppatur, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Tirunelveli and Tenkasi.