Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News April 9 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 4276 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 9,15,386. Among these, Chennai reported 1520 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,59,320. The state recorded 19 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 12,840. Fourteen of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 1869 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,72,415.
Local authorities have taken over a site in Telangana’s Jangaon district after labourers stumbled upon a metal pot containing gold and silver ornaments Thursday. Assuming the treasure had some religious significance, locals soon started holding prayers at the spot, prompting authorities to step in. The 11-acre site in Pembarthi village along the Warangal-Hyderabad NH 163 was bought for development by a Hyderabad-based realtor two months ago from a farmer named Narsimha. The works had been progressing on the site for three days. It was around 10.30 am Thursday when the earthmovers struck the metal pot. As news of the ‘treasure’ spread, the former owner as well as locals reached the spot.