Tamil Nadu Chennai News August 20, 21, 22 Highlights: Announcing extension of the Covid lockdown in the state for two more weeks, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said Saturday that the government has decided to resume physical classes in schools and colleges from September 1.
Schools will reopen on a rotational basis for students in classes IX-XII after a gap of nearly 18 months. Classes will be held following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The announcement comes a few days after the Tamil Nadu Public Health Department issued guidelines to be followed by schools when physical classes resume.
Chennai turns 382 years as the city celebrates ‘Madras Day’ today. It was on August 22, 1639, that the village of Madrasapatnam was purchased by the East India Company from the Viceroy of the Vijayanagar empire. The Greater Chennai Corporation announced a set of contests and other initiatives on the occasion of ‘Madras Day,’ In a statement, the corporation said that initiatives like mass cleaning, contests for school and college students, and artists have been planned.
The Rashtrapathi Bhavan Sunday announced the appointment of senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabdha MP La Ganesan as the Governor of Manipur with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.
The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said it would offer round-the-clock vaccination services at government colleges and hospitals from next week for the benefit of those unable to take the Covid shots at their convenience.
Speaking after launching one such facility at the Directorate of Public health and Preventive Medicine here, medical and family welfare minister Ma Subramanian said vaccines would be provided round the clock at this centre and that those wishing to receive the jabs should bring proof of identity.