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Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 29, 30 Highlights: Higher Education minister K P Anbalagan tests positive for COVID-19

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News June 29, 30 Highlights: The ongoing lockdown in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet and Madurai has been extended till July 5. A call over relaxations will be taken later next week.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: July 1, 2020 9:32:29 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 Chennai recorded its sharpest single-day spike with 2,167 cases on Monday. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 29, 30 Highlights: The Tamil Nadu government Monday announced that the ongoing stringent lockdown in Chennai within the Greater Chennai Police limits, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet and Madurai and its suburbs will be extended till July 5.

Meanwhile, the lockdown in the rest of the state will be in effect till July 31 with more relaxations.

The state will observe a complete lockdown every Sunday in July until the end of the month across all districts.

Tamil Nadu Monday reported 3,949 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the state’s tally beyond 86,000. With 62 deaths in the past 24 hours, the state’s death toll reached 1,141.

Chennai recorded its sharpest single-day spike with 2,167 cases. A total of 2,212 persons were discharged following treatment, there are still 37,331 active cases in the state.

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18:20 (IST)30 Jun 2020
80 cops to be sent for behaviour correction training

Amid outrage over the custodial deaths of a father-son duo at Thoothkudi police station, the Tamil Nadu police on Monday removed 80 police officers serving in the Trichy range for want of ‘interpersonal skills’ in dealing with the public.

In a Facebook post, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Trichy Range) V Balakrishnan said the officers will be gradually reintegrated into their regular duties only after they complete a specially designed course to improve the way they deal with the public.

“We are removing 80 police personnel in Trichy police range who need behavioral correction to improve their Interpersonal skills. They are taken off the duties involving direct public contact as their track record in that aspect is found wanting. They will be gradually reintegrated into regular duties only after completing a specially designed course with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) with component to improve the way they deal with the public,” the DIG wrote on his Facebook page.

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17:21 (IST)30 Jun 2020
K P Anbalagan tests positive

Tamil Nadu Minister for Higher Education K P Anbalagan has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement released by Miot Hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment said that the minister had developed a mild cough yesterday and his second sample tested positive for the virus. His condition is said to be stable and all vital parameters are normal.

15:29 (IST)30 Jun 2020
Supreme Court lawyers condemn Sathankulam deaths

Supreme Court Advocates-On-Record Association (SCAORA) has condemned the alleged custodial deaths of Jeyaraj and his son Bennicks in Sathankulam near Thoothukudi. Terming the custodial torture and deaths as 'crimes against humanity', the SCAORA in a statement urged the authorities to take strict action against the officers who were responsible for deaths of the duo and opined that there is a need for the implentation of police reforms to prevent such incidents and maintain the Rule of Law.

14:34 (IST)30 Jun 2020
Watch | Former Tamil Nadu MP kicks cop when asked for e-pass at checkpost

Former Tamil Nadu MP K Arjunan was caught on camera assaulting a police officer after he was asked to show his e-pass while driving through a checkpost in Salem district.

A video of the incident has surfaced online, showing the former Dharmapuri MP and police personnel in a heated argument. Arjunan is seen losing his cool, verbally abusing the cops and even trying to kick one of the officers while others around try to bring the situation under control.

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14:17 (IST)30 Jun 2020
IN PIC | Marina beach is devoid of usual bustle amid the lockdown in Chennai
14:09 (IST)30 Jun 2020
Confederation of All Trade Unions in Transport Corporation plans indefinite protest from July 1

Following cuts in the salaries of transport corporation workers, the Confederation of All Trade Unions in Transport Corporation is planning to hold an indefinite protest from July 1. When the management had deducted the salaries of workers in May, the unions had gone on strike on May 31, following which the management had promised to address the issue. However, with the management deducting salaries for the second month in a row, the unions have planned a strike, with employees wearing masks and adhering social distancing norms, to highlight the failure on the part of the management to uphold their promise.

12:48 (IST)30 Jun 2020
Chennai records 18 deaths over the past 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 18 people succumbed to COVID-19 in Chennai. As of 8 am today, four deaths were registered at Government Super Specialty Hospital in Omandurar Estate, three in Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, nine in Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, one in Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital and one in a private hospital in the city.

12:16 (IST)30 Jun 2020
COVID-19 break up of top 10 zones in Chennai

COVID-19 cases in Chennai have crossed 5,000 in five of the city’s 15 zones. According to data released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), Royapuram (Zone 5) leads the tally with 7881 cases, followed by Tondiarpet (Zone 4) with 6359 cases and Teynampet (Zone 9) with 6195 cases. Anna Nagar (Zone 8) comes fourth with 6033 cases, followed by Kodambakkam (Zone 10) with 5827 cases.

  • Royapuram (Zone 5) - 7881
  • Tondiarpet (Zone 4) - 6539
  • Teynampet (Zone 9) - 6195
  • Anna Nagar (Zone 8) - 6033
  • Kodambakkam (Zone 10) - 5827
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6) - 4666
  • Adyar (Zone 13) - 3445
  • Valasaravakkam (Zone 11) - 2601
  • Thiruvottiyur (Zone 1) - 2220
  • Ambattur (Zone 7) - 2324
11:32 (IST)30 Jun 2020
Thoothukudi ASP and DSP transferred, Sathankulam constable suspended

The Madras High Court on Monday initiated criminal proceedings against Thoothukudi ADSP D Kumar and DSP C Prathapan and constable Maharajan for making a disparaging remark against the Kovilpatti magistrate who had gone to the Sathankulam police station to conduct an enquiry. Taking that into account, the Thoothukudi police department today suspended constable Maharajan and the other two senior officers are kept on wait iist. As per the latest reports, all three accused police officers have appeared before the Madras High Court and the proceedings are underway.   

11:08 (IST)30 Jun 2020
Expert committee had advised against lockdown

On Monday, the expert committee constituted by the Tamil Nadu government advised against the extension of the lockdown in the state. The committee, however, suggested that the restrictions be increased in any areas or zones where health indicators were not convincing.

After taking part in the meeting chaired by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, National Institute of Epidemiology deputy director Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur said the state government will make a decision on restrictions based on the district-level situation. “A lockdown is a blunt instrument; it is not a solution at all times,” she said while addressing reporters in Chennai.

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09:36 (IST)30 Jun 2020
Nearly 4,000 cases recorded in TN on June 29

Tamil Nadu Monday reported 3,949 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the state’s tally beyond 86,000. With 62 deaths in the past 24 hours, the state’s death toll reached 1,141. Among the deceased, 11 had no comorbidities. A total of 2,212 persons were discharged following treatment, there are still 37,331 active cases in the state.

Chennai recorded its sharpest single-day spike with 2,167 cases. The capital city of Tamil Nadu now has 55,969 cases till date. Apart from Chennai, Madurai (303), Chengalpet (187), Thiruvallur (154), Vellore (144), Trichy (87) recorded the maximum number of cases.

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09:35 (IST)30 Jun 2020
52 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities today

A total of 52 flights will fly between Chennai and major cities today. There will 26 arrivals and 26 departures at the Chennai International Airport.

09:31 (IST)30 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, Kancheepuram and Madurai, relaxed lockdown across Tamil Nadu and more from Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

20:46 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till July 31

With number of cases touching 82,275, Tamil Nadu government on Monday extended lockdown in the state till July 31 as coronavirus cases in the two cities touched a new high. The southern state has the second highest number of cases, only after Maharashtra, among the Indian states. 

18:37 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Police should not harass public, says Puducherry Chief Minister

In news from Puducherry, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday said that the police should refrain from unncessarily stopping motorists and asking them to show vehicle documents. The Chief Minister made the statement while addressing reporters over the alleged harassment of the pubic by the traffic police.

"The police can however penalise the motorists for not using masks or not maintaining social distancing as per lockdown norms. Police should function as friends of the people, not as their enemies," he said.

18:05 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Central Council for Research in Siddha to begin study on Siddha for COVID-19 treatment

The Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) will begin a study on the use of Siddha to treat COVID-19 patients at Vyasarpadi in Chennai. Currently, around 60 patients are receiving Siddha therapy in addition to allopathic treatment at Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College in Vyasarpadi.

The study aims to bring out the efficiency of Siddha and the herbal concoction, Kabasura Kudineer to treat or prevent coronavirus. The director general of CCRS said that they are waiting for the number from the Clinical Trials Registry-India (CTRI) to begin the trial from next week.

The study is along the lines of the directive issued by the Union Ayush Ministry and with the consent from the Tamil Nadu government.

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16:54 (IST)29 Jun 2020
O Paneerselvam's brother tests positive

O Raja, the brother of Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Madurai.

15:51 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Measures followed in Chennai to be implemented for districts with high cases, says expert committee

The expert committee which is advising the Tamil Nadu government in containing the spread of COVID-19 has stated that there is no need to implement a full lockdown in Tamil Nadu. "We informed the government that the virus is spreading in the state because of public transport. We have asked the state to step up measures where the number of cases are more", said the committee.

The committee added that even the medical team has not suggested a complete lockdown. "The spread of the virus has been minimised in Chennai because of the lockdown. We have advised that the same measures being followed in Chennai be implented for districts with high cases in Tamil Nadu", added the committee.

14:12 (IST)29 Jun 2020
COVID-19 break up of top 10 zones in Chennai

COVID-19 has crossed the 5000-mark in five zones in Chennai, with Royapuram having the highest number of cases with 7659 cases.

    • Royapuram (Zone 5) - 7659
    • Tondiarpet (Zone 4) - 6393
    • Teynampet (Zone 9) - 6033
    • Anna Nagar (Zone 8) - 5740
    • Kodambakkam (Zone 10) - 5578
    • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6) - 4505
    • Adyar (Zone 13) - 3290
    • Valasaravakkam (Zone 11) - 2460
    • Thiruvottiyur (Zone 1) - 2153
    • Ambattur (Zone 7) - 2149
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13:03 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Singer S Janaki is well and healthy: Family

Following rumours about legendary playback singer S Janaki’s demise, family members of Janaki have said that she is “well and healthy” after undergoing a minor operation.

This is not the first time rumours surrounding the singer’s death has made the news.S P Balasubrahmanyam, Mano and Manobala among others too took to social media to dismiss rumours about Janaki’s demise. They urged everyone to not spread rumours.

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Chennai Lockdown, Chennai Road, Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coronavirus, Chennai The expert committee had earlier suggested that the restrictions be increased in any areas or zones where health indicators were not convincing.Express Photo

With a Siddha ‘add-on’ therapy to allopathic treatment at a government COVID-19 care centre here giving encouraging results, the Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) will soon commence a study on 60 coronavirus patients at Vysarpadi in the city.

READ | CCRS to begin study on prophylactic use of Siddha in treating Covid-19

The new clinical trial aims to bring out the efficacy of the Siddha group of medicines and ‘Kabasura kudineer’ as prophylactic designed to treat or prevent COVID-19.

Also Read | Expert committee had advised against lockdown

O Raja, the brother of Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. He is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Madurai.

Also Read | Watch: Former Tamil Nadu MP kicks cop when asked for e-pass at checkpost

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