Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News September 18, 19 Highlights: Officials at the Chennai International Airport announced on Friday that the e-pass system, which was available at the airport for passengers, has been withdrawn.
Earlier, passengers travelling to Chennai could either obtain an e-pass on the Tamil Nadu E-pass Portal or at a counter at the airport. From Friday, passengers travelling to Chennai will have to obtain the e-pass from the state portal.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 5,488 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 5,30,908. Among these, Chennai reported 989 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,53,616.
Tamil Nadu recorded 67 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 8685. 60 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 46,506 Till date, 3,19,939 males, 2,10,939 females and 30 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.