A busy Kamaraj Salai area wears a deserted look during COVID-induced lockdown, in Chennai. (Photo: PTI)
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News May 24, 25 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 34,867 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 18,77,211. Among these, Chennai reported 4985 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 4,83,757. The state recorded 404 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 20,872. 301 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 27,026 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 15,54,759.
Telangana on Monday registered 3,043 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to over 5.56 lakh, while the toll stood at 3,146 with 21 more deaths, a government bulletin said. The state has 39,206 active cases and over 59,000 samples were tested. The total number of cumulative cases in the state stood at 5,56,320 while with 4,693 being cured, the total recoveries were at 5,13,968.
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A teacher of a prominent Chennai school was placed under suspension on Monday after allegations of sexual harassment were raised against him by students through social media posts. He was taken into police custody later in the evening. The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) have taken action in the case.
A youngster riding pillion on a motorcycle died on the spot after hitting a checkpost in Telangana’s Mancherial district, while the rider, his friend, managed to duck the iron barrier and escape. The incident took place at 12.53 pm on May 22 at a forest checkpost in Tapalpur village at Jannaram in the district. Footage of the incident, caught on a CCTV camera, has now gone viral on social media.
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