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Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 22, 23 Highlights: Over 5000 cases in three zones in Chennai

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News June 22, 23 Highlights Tamil Nadu recorded 2,710 positive cases of COVID-19 Monday, taking the state tally to 62,087. Among these, Chennai reported 1487 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 42,752.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: June 25, 2020 9:30:50 am
coronavirus, coronavirus cases, chennai news, coronavirus cases in tanil nadu, coronavirus deaths in tamil nadu, tamil nadu coronavirus cases, tamil nadu corona cases, chennai corona cases Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 22, 23 Highlights: According to data released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), Royapuram (Zone 5) leads the tally with 6484 cases, followed by Tondiarpet (Zone 4) with 5227 cases and Teynampet (Zone 9) with 5110 cases. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 22, 23 Highlights: Tamil Nadu government on Monday imposed complete lockdown in Madurai Corporation limits, Paravai Town Panchayat, all village Panchayats of Madurai East and Madurai West and Thirupparankundram blocks of Madurai district for seven days starting from June 24 early morning to June 30 in a bid to curb the rise of COVID-19 cases.

With the announcement, Madurai becomes the fifth district in Tamil Nadu after Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet and Thiruvallur to go under lockdown. As per the release issued by Chief Secretary K Shanmugam, only essential services will be permitted during the lockdown.

Health, Medical Labs, pharmaceutical shops, Ambulance and Hearse vehicle services and allied medical activities will be permitted.

Tamil Nadu recorded 2,710 positive cases of COVID-19 Monday, taking the state tally to 62,087. Among these, Chennai reported 1487 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 42,752. Tamil Nadu recorded 37 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 794.

As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu touched 27,178.

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16:46 (IST)23 Jun 2020
State chief secretary issues directions to district collectors

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K Shanmugam Monday wrote to all the district collectors and monitoring officers requesting them to remain vigilant and take stringent measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

In a letter, Shanmugam said there was a sudden spurt in influenza like illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) cases due to the accumulated accidental spread.

Shanmugam said a detailed analysis of cases, such as patients from Chennai or their contacts, stranded or migratory laborers from other states, ILI/SARI cases, emerging new clusters due to hospital infection or other means, will help districts work out specific intervention strategies.

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11:03 (IST)23 Jun 2020
Cases cross 5000 in three zones in Chennai

COVID-19 cases in Chennai have crossed 5000 in three of the city's 15 zones. According to data released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), Royapuram (Zone 5) leads the tally with 6484 cases, followed by Tondiarpet (Zone 4) with 5227 cases and Teynampet (Zone 9) with 5110 cases. Kodambakkam (Zone 10) comes fourth with 4649 cases, followed by Anna Nagar (Zone 8) with 4585 cases. 

10:14 (IST)23 Jun 2020
Tamil Nadu records highest spike till date with 2710 cases on Monday

Tamil Nadu recorded 2,710 positive cases of COVID-19 Monday, taking the state tally to 62,087. This is the highest spike till date in the state.

Among these, Chennai reported 1487 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 42,752. Tamil Nadu recorded 37 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 794. Thirty five of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.

Besides Chennai, 126 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 56 in Kancheepuram, 120 in Thiruvallur, 12 each in Ariyalur and Coimbatore, 63 in Cuddalore, two each in Dharmapuri, Erode, Nilgiris and Tiruppur, seven in Dindigul, 14 in Kallakurichi, 10 in Kanyakumari, four in Karur, nine in Krishnagiri, 157 in Madurai, 17 in Nagapattinam, 16 in Pudukottai, 18 in Ramanathapuram, 52 in Ranipet, 24 in Salem, 33 in Sivagangai, 20 in Tenkasi, 36 each in Thanjavur and Theni, 26 in Thirupathur, 139 in Thiruvannamalai, 13 each in Thiruvarur and Vellore, 62 in Thoothukudi, five each in Tirunelveli and Virudhunagar, 51 in Trichy, 41 in Villupuram and one each in Namakkal and Perambalur districts.

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09:30 (IST)23 Jun 2020
Complete lockdown in Madurai on June 28

On June 28 (Sunday), there will be a complete lockdown without any relaxation in Madurai. No activity except for milk distribution, hospitals, pharmaceutical shops, ambulances and hearse vehicles will be permitted. The services of 104 (Control room) and 108 (Ambulance) will be streamlined.

09:29 (IST)23 Jun 2020
Madurai goes under seven-day lockdown from June 23 to June 30

Tamil Nadu government on Monday imposed complete lockdown in Madurai Corporation limits, Paravai Town Panchayat, all village Panchayats of Madurai East and Madurai West and Thirupparankundram blocks of Madurai district for seven days starting from June 24 early morning to June 30 in a bid to curb the rise of COVID-19 cases.

Here is what's allowed and what's not allowed:

  • Health, Medical Labs, pharmaceutical shops, Ambulance and Hearse vehicle services and allied medical activities will be permitted
  • Autos, Taxis, and private vehicles will not be permitted unless in case of medical emergencies
  • Prepaid Auto Taxis and private vehicles will be permitted to ferry passengers to railway stations and airports
  • Banks will work with attendance not exceeding 33 per cent of the total staff on June 29 and June 30
  • Public distribution shops will function from 8 am to 2 pm. Public distribution system shops in containment zones will not function
  • Vegetable shops, grocery shops, and petrol pumps will be permitted to operate with certain restrictions from 6 am to 2 pm. Public who intend to buy essential commodities are directed to avoid traveling by vehicles and should purchase from the shops near the residence ie from the shops located within 1.5 kilometers from the residence
  • Take away services alone permitted in hotels from 6 am to 8 pm. Tea shops will not operate during this lockdown period
  • Homes for senior citizens, physically challenged, orphans and caregivers of senior citizens are permitted to function as usual
  • Amma canteens and community kitchens run by the government to continue as usual
  • Construction workers will be allowed to work only if they stay in the same premises

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09:17 (IST)23 Jun 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, lockdown in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Chengalpet and Kancheepuram, unlock phase 1 and more across Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

18:57 (IST)22 Jun 2020
TN Government announces complete lockdown in Madurai

Tamil Nadu government Monday announced the complete lockdown in Madurai corporation limits, Paravai Town Panchayat, all village Panchayats of Madurai East, Madurai West and Thirupparankundram blocks of Madurai district fromJune 24 early morning to June 30. During this lockdown, only essential services will be allowed to operate.

16:25 (IST)22 Jun 2020
DMK MLA Vasantham K Karthikeyan tests positive

Another DMK legislator has tested positive for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu, nearly two weeks after party MLA J Anbazhagan succumbed to the disease. Vasantham K Karthikeyan, the DMK MLA from Rishivandhiyam constituency in Kallakurichi district was tested positive on Sunday.

He is being treated at a private hospital in Coimbatore. His mother, wife, and daughter, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 13, are being treated at a private hospital in Perambalur. DMK president MK Stalin praised Karthikeyan for working tirelessly and helping many people during the lockdown. “I spoke to him over the phone, he sounded confident. He has to recover soon to serve the people,” he tweeted.

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15:41 (IST)22 Jun 2020
IN PICS | Police carry out vehicle checks along Anna Salai
15:06 (IST)22 Jun 2020
IN PICS | Ration card holders in Chennai receive monetary relief

Ration card holders in Virugambakkam in Chennai were given Rs. 1000 per household as monetary relief by an official on Monday. While announcing the lockdown in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur and Chengalpet last week, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had announced that all ration rice card holders will be given a monetary relief of Rs. 1000 during the 12-day lockdown in the four districts.

14:52 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Thol Thirumavalavan reacts to Madras HC's judgement

VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan expressed his shock over the Madras High Court's judgement in the Udumalapet honour killing case today. Earlier today, the court had acquitted Chinnasamy, the father-in-law of Shankar who was the main accused in the honour killing of Shankar at Udumalapet bus stand in 2016.

Thirumavalavan urged the Centre and Tamil Nadu government to devise a law for honour killings.

11:57 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Udumalpet Shankar honour killing case: Kausalya's father Chinnasamy accquited by Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Monday acquitted the main accused - B Chinnasamy, Gowsalya's father in the Udumalapet Sankar honor killing case that took place in 2016. The court also commuted the death sentence of five others to life imprisonment of 25 years.The murder of 22-year-old outside the Udumalpet bus stand had shook the country as it was captured by a CCTV camera when the crime happened. Video footage went viral on social media, leading to protests in the state as it was a caste murder. The gang that killed Shankar was allegedly sent by his wife Kausalya’s father, Chinnasamy, a driver and a local money lender, from Palani. Read more

11:42 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Royapuram crosses 6000 cases

Royapuram in Chennai ahs crossed the 6000 mark with 6288 cases recorded in the Zone until 8 am on Monday. The second highest is Tondiarpet with 5116 cases, followed by Teynampet with 4967 cases, Kodambakkam with 4485 cases and Anna Nagar with 4385 cases.

10:46 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Vijaya Hospital director Sharath Reddy passed away

Grandson of film producer B Naggi Reddy and the director of Vijaya Hospitals, Sharath Reddy, succumbed to COVID-19 on Friday. He was 52. He was being treated at the Vadapalani hospital for the past few days.

10:38 (IST)22 Jun 2020
WATCH | Kollywood superstars take on COVID-19 in animation video

Providing some entertainment to citizens amid the pandemic in Tamil Nadu, a 24-year-old animator from Coimbatore has created a 11-minute clip where Kollywood superstars come together to fight COVID-19. 

With over a million views on YouTube, the video begins with Thalapathy Vijay single-handedly taking on the COVID-19 monsters before requesting his celebrity friends for backup. Soon, Tamil superstars Rajinikanth, Ajith, Suriya, Vikram, Karthi, and Dhanush join the fight. The plot twist towards the end has left viewers wanting for more.

Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Kumaran says he never imagined he would get this amount of response for his video. “Honestly, I am overwhelmed. I came to know about the popularity of the video after I saw the clippings of it in leading Tamil news channels. The video got so much traction because everyone is at home and they wanted something to cheer them up in this difficult period."

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10:11 (IST)22 Jun 2020
68 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities
10:10 (IST)22 Jun 2020
Narayanasamy Balakrishnan passes away

Narayanasamy Balakrishnan, the president of Sundaram Fasterners Ltd passed away on Sunday aged 65. He had been with the company for 12 years at the time of death.

09:34 (IST)22 Jun 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, lockdown in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Chengalpet and Kancheepuram, unlock phase 1 and more across Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

Over two years after a Principal District and Sessions court in Tiruppur awarded death sentence to six of the 11 accused in the murder of V Shankar, a Dalit youth who married a woman from a higher caste, the Madras high court on Monday set aside the death sentence imposed on the woman’s father B Chinnaswamy and acquitted him of all charges.

READ | Udumalpet honour killing: Shankar’s father-in-law acquitted by Madras HC

And the death sentence of five others was commuted to life, “25 years of imprisonment” in the sensational murder case.

Another DMK legislator has tested positive for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu, nearly two weeks after party MLA J Anbazhagan succumbed to the disease. Vasantham K Karthikeyan, the DMK MLA from Rishivandhiyam constituency in Kallakurichi district was tested positive on Sunday.

READ | Another DMK MLA tests positive for Covid-19

He is being treated at a private hospital in Coimbatore. His mother, wife, and daughter, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 13, are being treated at a private hospital in Perambalur.

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