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Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus August 7, 8 Highlights: Small places of worship in corporations, drivings schools to reopen from Aug 10

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News August 7, 8 Highlights: Till date, 1,72,334 males, 1,12,663 females and 27 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: August 10, 2020 9:27:48 am
The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that small temples with an annual income below Rs 10,000, mosques, dargah, churches and other religious places in the corporation areas will be opened for worship from August 10.

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News August 7, 8 Highlights: DMK MLA from Thanjavur, T K G Neelamegam tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. He has been admitted to Thanjavur Medical College Hospital for treatment.

With this, a total of 27 legislators have tested positive for the state till now. 11 from AIADMK, 13 from DMK, one from AICC and two from independent parties have tested positive till date, with two legislators having recovered and one DMK MLA having succumbed to the virus in May.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 5880 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 2,85,024. Among these, Chennai reported 984 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,07,109. Chennai recorded less than 1000 cases for the first time in months.

Tamil Nadu recorded 119 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 4690. 115 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.

As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 52,759.

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15:40 (IST)08 Aug 2020
COVID-19: Active cases in top 10 zones in Chennai

Chennai has 11,606 active cases after the city recorded 984 fresh cases on Friday.

Here are the active cases in the top 10 zones in Chennai:

  • Ambattur (Zone 7) - 1419
  • Kodambakkam (Zone 10) - 1347
  • Anna Nagar (Zone 8) - 1263
  • Adyar (Zone 13) - 904
  • Valasaravakkam (Zone 11) - 827
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6) - 826
  • Royapuram (Zone 5) - 806
  • Teynampet (Zone 9) - 783
  • Tondiarpet (Zone 4) - 606
  • Alandur (Zone 12) - 544
13:39 (IST)08 Aug 2020
CM allows small places of worhsip in corporation areas to reopen from August 10

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that small temples with an annual income below Rs 10,000, mosques, dargah, churches and other religious places in the corporation areas will be opened for worship from August 10. Also, driving schools across the state shall function from August 10 adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOP) to be released by the government.

Temples and other religious places of worship were closed for darshan since March 24, when the state government enforced a total lockdown. However, the government permitted all religious activities including daily puja in the temples by the priests.

Apparently, with the coronavirus spread under control in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced relaxations in the lockdown restrictions.

"Permission should be obtained from the commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation and district collectors, concerned, for allowing public worship," Palaniswami said in a statement. The chief minister called upon the public to adhere to the SOP and contain the spread of COVID-19. The government had already issued SOP for opening places of worship, he added.

12:54 (IST)08 Aug 2020
27 legislators test positive till date

A total of 27 legislators have tested positive till date. Among them, two have recovered and one succumbed to COVID-19 in May. Among the infected AIADMK legislators, four of them are currently serving in the Tamil Nadu cabinet.

Here is the full list:

AIADMK - 11 legislators

  • K Palani
  • K P Anbalagan (Recovered)
  • R Kumaraguru
  • N Sathan Prabhakar
  • Amman K Arjunan
  • B Valarmathi
  • P Thangamani
  • Sellur K Raja (Recovered)
  • Dr. Nilofer Kafeel
  • Govindarasu
  • S Pounraj

DMK - 13 legislators

  • J Anbazhagan (Deceased)
  • Vasantham K Karthikeyan
  • R T Arasu
  • K S Masthan
  • V Ganesan
  • Senguttavan
  • P Karthikeyan
  • R Gandhi
  • S Thangapandian
  • Jeeva Geetha Jeevan
  • M Ramachandran
  • N Suresh Rajan
  • T K G Neelamegam

AICC - One legislator

  • Karti P Chidambaram

Independent - One legislator

  • M Selvaraj Nagapatinnam MP

Mukkulathor Pulipadai - One legislator

  • Karunas
10:54 (IST)08 Aug 2020
TN first among states in terms of prevention, recoveries and low fatality rate: CM

Due to the government’s efforts, Tamil Nadu continued to be first among the states in terms of prevention, high recovery rate and low fatality rate, he said. “In Tamil Nadu, we are seeing about 5,500 coronavirus cases from about 60 – 62,000 COVID-19 tests conducted per day. We are endeavouring to bring the positive cases further down so that normal life returns soon,” he said.

Ruling out the resumption of public transport services for now, the Chief Minister said that allowing people to travel freely would only result in rapid spread of the pathogen. “Even yesterday, 12 persons who came to meet me during my visit to Dindigul district were found COVID-19 positive. It spreads fast. That’s why my government took stern measures to prevent the spread of the virus, from the beginning,” he said.

To help industrial units resume work, a committee has been formed to expedite the process of issuing e-passes. “This committee is in addition to the one already formed to issue e-passes. Identity cards, which could be renewable the following month, will be issued to the employees based on the request from the companies,” he said.

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10:52 (IST)08 Aug 2020
Stalin offers condolences to the families of Kozhikode air crash victims

DMK chief M K Stalin offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the Kozhikode air crash which left 17 dead and around 100 injured. "I offer my sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy and hope for a speedy recovery for the injured." (sic), he tweeted.

10:35 (IST)08 Aug 2020
CM condoles Kozhikode air crash

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami condoled the air crash at Kozhikode which left 17 people dead and around 100 injured, when an Air India Express flight from Dubai skidded off the table-top runway in Kozhikode on Friday evening.

"I am deeply disheartened to hear the news of flight crash at Kozhikode. I pray to God to give enough strength to the families of victims and for the speedy recovery of the injured." (sic), he tweeted.

10:29 (IST)08 Aug 2020
67 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities

A total of 67 flights will fly between Chennai and major cities today, with 34 arrivals and 33 departures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.

09:45 (IST)08 Aug 2020
Power to be suspended in parts of Chennai today

Tangedco has announced a powercut in parts of Chennai today from 9 am to 2 pm to carry out mhe aintenance work. 

Here are the areas which will be affected:

  • Thiruvanmiyur: Kannappan Nagar, AGS Colony, Natesan Colony, Sri Ram Avenue - 1st to 4th Cross Streets; Natco Colony, Vembuliamman Koil Street, Swaminathan Nagar - 1st, 2nd Link Streets; Subramani Street and parts of ECR.
09:36 (IST)08 Aug 2020
Chennai, Thiruvallur, Chengalpet recorded highest cases among districts

Chennai reported 984 positive caseson Friday, bringing the city’s total to 1,07,109. Chennai recorded less than 1000 cases for the first time in months.

Besides Chennai, 319 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 166 in Kancheepuram, 388 in Thiruvallur, 51 in Ariyalur, 228 in Coimbatore, 212 in Cuddalore, 16 in Dharmapuri, 134 in Dindigul, 67 in Erode, 139 in Kallakurichi, 187 in Kanyakumari, 26 in Karur, 46 in Krishnagiri, 109 in Madurai, 78 in Nagapattinam, 34 in Namakkal, 13 in Nilgiris, 69 in Perambalur, 173 in Pudukottai, 43 in Ramanathapuram, 253 in Ranipet, 168 in Salem, 64 in Sivagangai, 117 in Tenkasi, 217 in Thanjavur, 351 in Theni, 66 in Thirupathur, 252 in Thiruvannamalai, 44 in Tiruppur, 195 in Thoothukudi, 200 in Tirunelveli, 31 in Tiruppur, 105 in Trichy, 158 in Vellore, 73 in Villupuram and 101 in Virudhunagar.

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09:34 (IST)08 Aug 2020
TN records 5880 cases, 119 deaths

Tamil Nadu recorded 5,880 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 2,85,024. Among these, Chennai reported 984 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,07,109. Chennai recorded less than 1000 cases for the first time in months.

Tamil Nadu recorded 119 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 4,690. As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 52,759. Till date, 1,72,334 males, 1,12,663 females and 27 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 30,88,066 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 67,352 samples having been sent today.

The state discharged 6488 patients following treatment today, putting the total number of recoveries at 2,27,575.

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09:32 (IST)08 Aug 2020
Welcome to today's live blog

Good morning!
Welcome to the live blog from Chennai where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19, unlock phase 1 in Tamil Nadu and more in the state throughout the day. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

16:52 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Class 10 SSLC results on August 10

The state education department has announced that results of the Class 10 SSLC board exams will be announced at 9.30 am on August 10.

16:52 (IST)07 Aug 2020
CM announces Rs. 5000 compensation for ambulance drivers

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has announced a compensation fo Rs. 5000 each for ambulance drivers across the state for undertaking duties amid the pandemic.

13:30 (IST)07 Aug 2020
COVID-19: Active cases in top 10 zones in Chennai

Chennai has 11,720 active cases, with Ambattur (Zone 7) leading the city's tally with 1469 active cases.

Here are the active cases in the top 10 zones in Chennai:

  • Ambattur (Zone 7) - 1469
  • Kodambakkam (Zone 10) - 1326
  • Anna Nagar (Zone 8) - 1260
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6) - 917
  • Adyar (Zone 13) - 917
  • Valasaravakkam (Zone 11) - 859
  • Teynampet (Zone 9) - 834
  • Royapuram (Zone 5) - 797
  • Tondiarpet (Zone 4) - 605
  • Madhavaram (Zone 3) - 540
11:11 (IST)07 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Stalin, Kanimozhi, party cadre pay respects to late Karunanidhi

DMK chief M K Stalin, youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin, MP Kanimozhi, party treasurer Duraimurugan and other party cadre paid their respects to former Chief Minister and late DMK leader M Karunanidhi at his final resting place in Marina Beach and party headquarters Anna Arivalayam in Chennai while observing his second death anniversary today.

10:59 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Power to be suspended in parts of Chennai today

Tangedco has announced a powercut in parts of Chennai today from 9 am to 2 pm to carry out maintenance work.

Here are the areas which will be affected:

  • Redhills: Parts of Sothuaekkam, Pulliline Panjayat, Santhi Colony, Balaji Garden and Kuppamani Thoppu.
  • Melur: Minjur Town, TH Road, Theradi Street, Seemapuram, RR Palayam, Ariyanvoyal, Pudhupedu, Nandhiambakkam, Melur, Pattamandhiri, Vallur, Athipattu, SR Palayam, GR Palayam, Kondakarai, Pallipuram, Vazhuthigaimedu, Athipattu Puthu Nagar, Cheppakkam, Mothumedu, KR Palayam and Kattupalli.
10:01 (IST)07 Aug 2020
60 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities

A total of 60 flights will fly between Chennai and major cities today, with 30 arrivals and 30 departures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.

09:15 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Chennai, Chengalpattu report highest cases among districts

A total of 5,684 fresh Covid-19 cases and 110 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Thursday bringing its total numbers of cases to 2,79,144 and death toll to 4,571 deaths.

With 1,091 new cases, Chennai’s tally reached 1,06,096. Neighbouring districts Chengalpattu (408), Kancheepuram (336) and Thiruvallur (320) continued to report maximum cases across the state. Madurai, where there had been a surge in the number of cases for the past couple of weeks, reported 101 cases on Thursday.

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09:14 (IST)07 Aug 2020
TN reports 5,684 fresh Covid-19 cases and 110 deaths

A total of 5,684 fresh Covid-19 cases and 110 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Thursday bringing its total numbers of cases to 2,79,144 and death toll to 4,571 deaths.

As many as 6,272 patients were discharged following treatment. The number of active cases stood at 53,486.

Tamil Nadu has 126 testing facilities of which 61 are run by the state government. Including yesterday's tally of 67,153, a total of 30,20,714 samples have been tested till date in Tamil Nadu.

So far, 5,07,092 passengers have entered Tamil Nadu through various modes of transport and 5,718 have tested positive.

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09:14 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Welcome to today's live blog

Good morning!
Welcome to the live blog from Chennai where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19, unlock phase 1 in Tamil Nadu and more in the state throughout the day. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

“The AIADMK government continuing to have it with an ulterior motive will not be a solution for the affected people”, said Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced financial assistance of Rs. 5,000 to '108' ambulance drivers and emergency medical technicians involved in the fight against COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu.

EPS said that Rs. 5,000 each will be given to the personnel who were working tirelessly in the battle against COVID-19. Ruling out the scope for operating public transport services for now, the Chief Minister said that allowing people to travel freely would only result in rapid spread of the pathogen.

READ | CM announces financial assistance to ambulance drivers

"Even yesterday, 12 persons who came to meet me during my visit to Dindigul district were found COVID-19 positive. It spreads fast. That's why my government took stern measures to prevent the spread of the virus, from the beginning," he said.

READ | ‘Tamil Nadu will never allow three-language policy’: CM Palaniswami rejects NEP proposal

“Tamil Nadu will never allow the Centre’s three-language policy. The state will continue with its dual language policy (of Tamil and English),” he said in a statement. Calling the Centre’s plan “painful and saddening”, Palaniswami said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should reconsider the three-language formula and allow states to implement their own policies on the subject.

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