Tamil Nadu Chennai Highlights and Updates: State today reported 1,039 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths, health department’s media bulletin said. With today’s infections, Tamil Nadu’s total caseload has reached 27,00,593. A total of 1,229 people recovered from Covid today. Chennai and Coimbatore has the highest number of fresh cases with 126 and 118 cases, respectively.
Meanwhile, a statement from Kauvery hospital, chennai, said actor Rajinikanth was admitted ‘following an episode of giddiness.’ He underwent carotid artery revascularization, a procedure done to restore blood supply to the brain. He is recovering well and will be discharged in a few days, the statement added. Rajinikanth was admitted to the hospital yesterday.
In another news, Chief Minister M K Stalin inspected the ancient excavation site of Keeladi in Sivaganga district today, where the archaeological findings reveal the Sangam-era settlement on the banks of Vaigai river. About 11,470 artifacts were dug out from Keeladi and group of sites over sustained excavation over the years and these would be displayed at the site museum.
The Centre for Urbanisation, Building and Environment (CUBE), which has assessed the quality of the Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board (TNUHDB) at Kesava Pillai (KP) park in Pulianthope, found “poor quality” and “unacceptable workmanship” of plastering as one of the critical defects out of several discrepancies that led to faulty construction in the tenements.