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Tamil Nadu Coronavirus July 29, 30 Highlights: Lockdown extended till August 31

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News July 29, 30 Highlights: A complete lockdown will be observed every Sunday. The e-pass system, which is used by private vehicles for inter-district travel, will be continued till August 31.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: July 31, 2020 9:30:35 am
Tamil Nadu: After surge,12-day lockdown in Chennai, 3 districts A complete lockdown will be observed on Sundays. (File)

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News July 29, 30 Highlights: The Tamil Nadu government has extended the lockdown across the state till August 31. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami after a meeting with district collectors and health experts. A complete lockdown will be observed every Sunday. The e-pass system, which is used by private vehicles for inter-district travel, will be continued till August 31.

The government has extended by an hour, till 7 pm, the timing of all shops and marketplaces. Night curfew will remain in place from 9 pm onward. Schools and colleges will remain closed until further notice. The government has removed restrictions on the sale of e-commerce products.

The Metro and electric train services will remain closed. The ban on international flights will also remain, except for operations approved by the central government. The ban of buses will also continue. The existing operations of the Railways will continue.

Further, restaurants will be allowed to operate from 6 am to 7 pm with 50 per cent capacity. Restaurants can continue home delivery services till 9 pm. The ban on air conditioners in restaurants will continue.

Theatres, gyms, swimming pools and parks will remain closed across the state.

“The expeditious measures taken by the Tamil Nadu government to contain the spread of coronavirus has helped reduce the Covid-19 fatality rate to 1.6 per cent in the state and enhance the recovery rate to 73 per cent”, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Wednesday.

“Overcoming the challenges posed by the coronavirus, my government strived to improve the health of the people besides the fiscal health of the state. The government ensured uninterrupted availability of essential commodities during the four months of lockdown,” he added, in an address at a conference of district collectors.

Tamil Nadu recorded its highest single-day count for the seventh consecutive day with 6,426 fresh cases reported in the state on Wednesday, taking the state tally to 2,34,114. Among these, Chennai reported 1117 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 97,575. Tamil Nadu recorded 82 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 3741.

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Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coronavirus (COVID-19) Live Updates: Lockdown extended till August 31 after CM Edapaddi Palaniswami meets district collectors, health experts; complete lockdown on Sundays; e-pass system in place for inter-district movement; schools and colleges to remain closed. Read news in Tamil. Also, read Karnataka, Bengaluru news

17:43 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Over 9000 recoveries in Chengalpattu

Chengalpattu on Wednesday reported 540 new Covid-19 cases, taking the city’s Covid-19 tally to 13,841.

The district has 3,699 active cases while 9,900 people have recovered. 242 people have succumbed to the disease.

The district’s average number of cases from July 1 to July 17 is 215. There was an increase in cases from July 18 to July 23 leading to an average of 306. From July 24 to July 29, the number of cases have rocketed in the city with an average of 453.

The info graph attached below is the growth rate of the city’s covid-19 cases from July 11 to July 29.

 

17:34 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Madurai tally crosses 10,000

Madurai on Wednesday reported 225 new Covid-19 cases, taking the city’s Covid-19 tally to 10,618.

The district has 2,392 active cases while 7,995 people have recovered. 231 people have succumbed to the disease.

The district saw an average of 291 cases from July 1 to July 11. From July 12 to 17, the district’s average increased to 350. After this, the district saw a slight drop in cases from July 18 to July 22 resulting in an average of 170. But in the last few days, from July 23 t0 July 29, the city’s average has gone up to 275 .

The info graph attached below is the growth rate of the city’s covid-19 cases from July 11 to July 29.

 

17:32 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Cases in Salem spike over last few days

Salem on Wednesday reported 123 new Covid-19 cases, taking the city’s Covid-19 tally to 3428.

The district has 1088 active cases while 2313 people have recovered. 27 people have succumbed to the disease.

The district’s average number of cases from July 1 to July 23 is 78. But in the past few days, the district has seen a spike in the number of cases. Based on the cases recorded from July 24 to July 29, the district’s average has touched 139.

The info graph attached below is the growth rate of the city’s covid-19 cases from July 11 to July 29.

 

17:31 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Tiruchirapalli tally close to 4000

Tiruchirapalli on Tuesday reported 136 new Covid-19 cases, taking the city’s Covid-19 tally to 3889.

The district has 1409 active cases while 2420 people have recovered from the disease. 60 people have succumbed to the disease.

The district saw an average of 55 cases from July 1 to July 9. From July 10 to July 20, the district’s average increased to 107. 172, being the average of cases from July 21 to July 29, the city’s Covid-19 cases are only increasing day-by-day.

The info graph attached below is the growth rate of the city’s Covid-19 cases from July 11 to July 29.

 

17:30 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Chennai sees drop in cases

Chennai on Wednesday reported 1117 new Covid-19 cases, taking the city’s Covid-19 tally to 97,575.

The district has 12,738 active cases while 82,764 people have recovered from the disease. 2073 people have succumbed to the disease.

Chennai saw an average of 1932 cases from July 1 to July 6. Whereas from July 7 to July 25 Chennai has seen a decline with the average of new Covid-19 positive cases being 1220. And cases have declined even further from July 26 to July 29 with an average of 1129. While Chennai has seen a drop, other districts in the state have reported spikes in numbers. 

The info graph attached below is the growth rate of the city’s covid-19 cases from July 11 to July 29.

 

16:48 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Tamil Nadu lockdown extended: Everything you need to know

The lockdown imposed in Tamil Nadu due to Covid-19 was Thursday extended for another month, till August 31, 2020. The decision was announced by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami following a meeting with health experts and district collectors to take stock of the situation across the state.

Tamil Nadu, with 2,34,114 cases and 3,741 deaths as of Thursday, is the fourth most affected state in the country after Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The largest chunk of the cases comes from capital city Chennai, followed by Thiruvallur and Madurai.

The state is still seeing a rise in daily cases. For six consecutive days, till Wednesday, the state recorded over 6,000 cases of the disease. While the 7,000 mark is yet to be breached, numbers have hovered very close to it for several days.

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16:21 (IST)30 Jul 2020
E-commerce companies to ship all items

With the Tamil Nadu government having extended the lockdown till August 31 with relaxations, all e-commerce companies can ship both essential and non-essential items. Earlier, online purchases were restricted to essential commodities.

Further, grocery and other provisional stores, which were earlier allowed to function between 6 am and 6 pm, can now operate till 7 pm. Other shops that were allowed to operate between 10 am and 6 pm can now function till 7 pm.

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15:57 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Growth rate in major districts

 

14:45 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Ban on luxury hotels and accomodations

The exiting ban on luxury hotels and accomodations at hotels across Tamil Nadu has been extended till August 31. Meanwhile, restaurants in Chennai can commence dine-in services from 6 am to 7 pm with 50 per cent capacity and no AC while food deliveries are permitted till 9 pm.

14:44 (IST)30 Jul 2020
No relaxation in containment zones

With the government having extended the lockdown till August 31 with certain relaxations, there will be no relaxation in the restrictions in containment zones across Tamil Nadu. Curfew will be in effect for the next five Sundays in August while Section 144 will remain in force.

14:42 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Places of worship in corporations to remain closed

  • Temples in Panchayats and Municipalities earning less than Rs. 10,000 per annum are permitted to open
  • Places of worship in corporations across the state will remain closed

14:34 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Tamil Nadu lockdown: Section 144 remains in place

The Tamil Nadu government has said more than five people cannot congregate in public places. Theatres, gyms, swimming pools and parks will remain closed until further orders. Schools and collegs, as well, will remain shut. Meanwhile, private industries will be allowed to operation with 75 per cent capacity.

14:32 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Tamil Nadu lockdown extended: Shops to remain open till 7 pm

As part of the new order, shops and marketplaces will be allowed to remain open till 7 pm, as opposed to the earlier 6 pm rule. The government has also lifted restrictions on e-commerce products, allowing all vendors to sell goods online. Restaurants will be allowed to remain open till 7 pm, and home deliveries will be allowed till 9 pm. Restaurants can function with 50 per cent seating, and no air conditioners.

14:30 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Tamil Nadu government to hold Independence Day celebrations on August 15

Independence Day celebrations will be held on August 15, the Tamil Nadu government said in a new order. However, norms, including wearing masks and social distancing, will be enforced to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The order comes days after the central government said it would allow August 15 celebrations, with minimum participation. 

14:28 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Tamil Nadu lockdown: Restrictions on transport

According to the new order issued by the Tamil Nadu government, here are the guidelines on transportation in the state: 

# It is still mandatory to obtain an e-pass to travel from one district to another

# Metro and electric train services will remain suspended until further orders

# The ban on bus transport will continue until further orders

# The existing operations of the Railways will remain in force

# The ban on international flights will remain in place, except for operations permitted by central government

13:21 (IST)30 Jul 2020
What is allowed and not allowed during the lockdown

  • A complete lockdown will be observed on all Sundays until August 31
  • Grocery shops to remain open till 7 pm as opposed to the earlier limit of 6 pm
  • Public transport, MRTS trains, trains and metro will remain suspended until August 31
  • Private industries can function with 75 per cent workforce
  • Eateries in Chennai can begin dine-in services with 50 per cent capacity (customers can only be seated and served food at 50 per cent capacity). They can operate from 6 am to 7 pm
  • Online delivery of essential commodities to be permitted
  • Places of worship (within village panchayat limits) which have an annual income of less than 10,000 rupees are permitted to operate
  • Food delivery services to be allowed till 9 pm
  • Independence Day celebrations to be observed with social distancing and other measures

12:59 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Lockdown extended till August 31

Following a meeting with district collectors and health experts, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced that the ongoing lockdown in the state has been extended till August 31. The CM added that a complete lockdown will be observed every Sunday. 

Further, the ongoing e-pass system which is used by private vehicles for inter district travel will be continued till August 31.

12:19 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Madras HC orders postmortem to be conducted again on deceased Tenkasi farmer

The Madurai bench of Madras High Court has ordered re-postmortem to be conducted on deceased Tenkasi farmer Anaikarai Muthu.

Petitioner Palammal (60) had earlier sought a second postmortem for her husband.

Farmer Anaikarai Muthu was charged with putting electric fence illegally around his land which is just adjacent to his house in Vagaikulam, Tenkasi. On July 22, Anaikarai Muthu was interrogated by forest officials and was later taken to Kadayan GH where he was declared brought dead.

A case was filed on July 23 by Alwarkurichi police.

10:29 (IST)30 Jul 2020
60 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities today

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.

09:41 (IST)30 Jul 2020
TN fatality rate at 1.6 per cent: CM

The expeditious measures taken by the Tamil Nadu government to contain the spread of coronavirus has helped reduce the Covid-19 fatality rate to 1.6 per cent in the state and enhance the recovery rate to 73 per cent, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu continues to maintain this unique distinction in the country in its battle against the virus, he said. He attributed it to aggressive detection and treating positive cases, while constantly upscaling facilities for the effective handling of the pandemic. Apart from conducting fever clinics for early detection and treatment of the cases both in Chennai and rest of Tamil Nadu, the government has established 1,196 mobile camps throughout the state including 70 in Chennai to detect the virus cases.

“Chennai has a high recovery rate of 84.5 per cent while the rate of recovery for Tamil Nadu stood at 73 per cent. Chennai with 2,056 deaths has a fatality rate of 2.1 per cent. Tamil Nadu with 3,659 deaths has a death rate of 1.6 per cent,” Palaniswami said. EPS said house-to-house checking was being carried out to conduct RT-PCR tests. A total of 54,091 beds in Covid-19 hospitals, 64,903 beds in Covid-19 special hospitals and 25,538 beds with oxygen supply, 3,962 beds in ICUs and 2,882 ventilators were available in the state, he said.

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Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coronavirus live updates, lockdown news:

The expeditious measures taken by the Tamil Nadu government to contain the spread of coronavirus has helped reduce the Covid-19 fatality rate to 1.6 per cent in the state and enhance the recovery rate to 73 per cent, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Wednesday.

READ | Expeditious measures have kept fatality rate low, says CM

“Chennai has a high recovery rate of 84.5 per cent while the rate of recovery for Tamil Nadu stood at 73 per cent. Chennai with 2,056 deaths has a fatality rate of 2.1 per cent. Tamil Nadu with 3,659 deaths has a death rate of 1.6 per cent,” Palaniswami said. EPS said house-to-house checking was being carried out to conduct RT-PCR tests. A total of 54,091 beds in Covid-19 hospitals, 64,903 beds in Covid-19 special hospitals and 25,538 beds with oxygen supply, 3,962 beds in ICUs and 2,882 ventilators were available in the state, he said.

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Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has isolated himself for a week after three more persons tested positive at the Raj Bhavan. The governor is “fit and healthy,” the Raj Bhavan communique said on Wednesday and indicated the move on isolation was a precautionary exercise.

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A statement on Wednesday said 35 of the 38 tested were found negative. Three staffers who tested positive have been shifted to the hospital.

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