Chennai News Highlights: Chennai logs 7,520 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths
🔴 Chennai, Tamil Nadu Omicron Coronavirus Cases News, Chennai Omicron Covid-19 Cases News, Chennai Lockdown Guidelines, 20 January: Chennai contributes with 7,520 Covid-19 cases and Coimbatore reported 3,390 cases to the total number.
A health workers administers booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a senior citizen, in Chennai. (Twitter/@Chennaicorp)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: Tamil Nadu on Thursday reported 28,561 new Covid-19 infections and 39 deaths. Chennai contributed with 7,520 cases and 14 deaths and Coimbatore reported 3,390 cases. State reportedly conducted 1,54,912 tests.
The Tamil Nadu government has inaugurated 600 special camps to administer precautionary Covid-19 doses to people aged above 60 with co-morbidities on Thursday. The camps will be functional from 8 am to 5 pm and those who have received their second vaccine dose before April 20th 2021 are eligible for the dose. Walk-ins are allowed.
Meanwhile, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) has registered a disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu higher education minister KP Anbalagan (63) and started raiding 57 premises linked to him in and around Dharmapuri, Chennai, Salem, and neighbouring states. He has been accused of acquiring assets worth Rs 11,32,95,755 in excess of his income from known sources.
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Kanyakumari: Waves break on the rocks in the backdrop of Kanyakumari Amman Temple in the tri-sea area of Kanyakumari, Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Leader of Opposition Edappadi K Palaniswami called the ruling DMK double-faced for keeping the state run-liquor shops open amid the surge in Covid-19 cases. In a statement, Palaniswami said state Health Minister Ma Subramanian himself had said that cases are multiplying and the situation will only worsen post the Pongal leave.
The Tamil Nadu forest department has set up two cages at both the entry and exit points of an abandoned godown at BK Pudur near Kuniyamuthur in Coimbatore to capture a three-year-old leopard locked inside for nearly three days.
Tamil Nadu on Wednesday recorded 26,981 cases, taking the overall tally to 30,14,235. The total cases included 32 returnees from other countries/states. As many as 17,456 people recovered in the past 24 hours leaving 1,70,661 active infections. With 35 deaths, the toll reached 37,073. The positivity rate stood at 17.91 per cent.