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Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 16, 17 Highlights: Highest single-day spike recorded with 2,174 cases

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News June 16, 17 Highlights: So far, 2,15,443 passengers have reached Tamil Nadu through various modes of travel, and 2,221 have tested positive.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: June 19, 2020 10:01:40 am
Madras University, University of Madras, Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, India news, Indian Express Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 16, 17 Highlights: DMK leader MK Stalin offered his deepest condolences to the family of CM Edappadi Palanisami’s private secretary Damodharan, who succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 16, 17 Highlights: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday announced a monetary relief of Rs. 1000 for all ration rice card holders in Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts during the lockdown.

The Chief Minister also announced a Rs. 1000 relief for all differently-abled card holders in the state amid the pandemic.

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday breached the 48000-mark after 1,515 people tested positive for Covid-19. The total cases included 61 returnees from other countries and states.

Over 900 cases reported in Chennai today, taking the tally to 34,245.

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20:27 (IST)17 Jun 2020
28067 persons attend Chennai Corporation's fever clinics today

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCP) conducted 458 fever clinics around the 15 zones in the city today. A total of 28067 persons attended the clinic and 684 ILI patients were identified and tested for COVID-19.

18:19 (IST)17 Jun 2020
State records highest single-day spike with 2174 new cases

Tamil Nadu on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day spike with 2174 new cases. With this, the state tally is now 50,193. Chennai recorded 1276 cases, taking the city's tally to 35,556.

16:35 (IST)17 Jun 2020
Passenger Reservation System offices in four districts to be closed during lockdown
15:49 (IST)17 Jun 2020
Doctor on experts panel advising state government home quarantines herself.

Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur, Deputy Director of Indian Council of Medical Research - National Institute of Epidemiology, who is on the panel of public health experts advising the Tamil Nadu government tweeted today that she has home quarantined herself due to high risk exposure to COVID-19.

14:09 (IST)17 Jun 2020
24x7 COVID-19 control centre set up at police headquarters for police personnel, ministerial staff

A 24x7 COVID-19 control centre, Health Care Control Centre for police personnel, ministerial staff and their family members at the state police headquarters following a rise in cases among police personnel in Tamil Nadu.

J K Tripathi, the Director-General of Police has also asked liaison officers in each district to update details of police personnel, ministerial staff and their family members if they test positive for the virus on an online portal.

13:48 (IST)17 Jun 2020
CSK suspends team doctor for tweet on Ladakh clash

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday suspended team doctor Madhu Thottappillil for a social media post on the death of 20 Indian Army personnel during a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh. CSK said in a tweet on Wednesday that the tweet by the doctor had been made in personal capacity and that he had been suspended from the team.

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13:46 (IST)17 Jun 2020
Government warns private schools against tweaking of marks for Class 10 students

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday warned private schools against tweaking the marks of Class 10 students. Last week, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had announced the cancellation of Class 10 board exams in the State and said that students will be awarded 80 per cent of the marks based on their quarterly and yearly examinations and 20 per cent from their attendance.

Since private schools do not upload marks on the Education Management Information System (EMIS), parents and teachers have raised concerns regarding the possible manipulation of marks.

The government is working on alternate methods of grading for Class 10 students.

13:23 (IST)17 Jun 2020
DMK leader Stalin condoles the death of CM's private seceratary who succumbed to COVID-19

DMK leader MK Stalin offered his deepest condolences to the family of CM Edappadi Palanisami's private secretary Damodharan, who succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday. Stalin urged the government to protect the lives of all employees.

12:49 (IST)17 Jun 2020
Passengers can use cabs to commute to and from airport during lockdown

Officials from the Chennai International Airport have confirmed that passengers travelling to and from the airport can avail cab services during the lockdown in Chennai from June 19 to June 30. "However passengers will need to produce air ticket/boarding card to the authorities on request." (sic), tweeted the authorities.

12:04 (IST)17 Jun 2020
6,03,186 violations, 6,51,426 arrests during lockdown in Tamil Nadu
11:36 (IST)17 Jun 2020
Zone wise breakup of Covid-19 positive cases in Chennai

Royapuram continues to lead with 5,486 COVID-19 cases. It is followed by Tondiarpet with 4370 cases and Teynampet with 4143 cases. Only Manali, Madhavaram, Alandur, Perungudi, and Sholinganallur zones have reported less than 1,000 cases so far.

11:06 (IST)17 Jun 2020
3,000 nurses arrive in Chennai to aid in COVID-19 fight

As many as 3,000 nurses from Tirunelveli, Nagercoil, Thanjavur, Coimbatore, Erode districts arrived in Chennai on Wednesday to cater to requirements in the state-run hospitals. 

10:35 (IST)17 Jun 2020
CM Edappadi offers solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the kin of soldier killed in a violent faceoff in the Galwan Valley

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi announces Rs 20 lakh solatium to the family and a government job to a family member of Havildar Palani who lost his life in a violent faceoff in the Galwan Valley on Monday.

10:07 (IST)17 Jun 2020
64 flights expected to ply between Chennai and major cities

Around 62 flights are expected to fly between Chennai and major cities today. Here is the complete list of flights scheduled for today.

09:20 (IST)17 Jun 2020
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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.

20:22 (IST)16 Jun 2020
People from Tamil Nadu barred from entering Puducherry from tomorrow

Puducherry government Tuesday decided to restrict the entry of people from Tamil Nadu. The decision was taken by CM V Narayanswamy as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Only emergency patients from nearby districts will be allowed into the Union Territory to seek treatment.

18:32 (IST)16 Jun 2020
COVID-19 count breaches 48000-mark in Tamil Nadu

With 1,515 new Covid-19 cases today, Tamil Nadu breached the 48,000 mark. The total cases include 61 returnees from other countries and states. Chennai recorded 919 cases today taking the tally to 34,245. With 49 deaths today, the toll rose to 528. A total of 1,438 persons got discharged today, there are 20,706 active cases in the state.

18:14 (IST)16 Jun 2020
State leaders offer condolences to Havildar Pazhani's family

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami, Telengana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, DMK leader Stalin, TTV Dinakaran, DMDK leader Vijayakanth and MNM leader Kamal Haasan have offered their condolences to Havildar Pazhani, a resident of Ramanthapuram who lost his life in the Galwan Valley face off on Monday.

16:44 (IST)16 Jun 2020
Parts of Chennai receive light showers
15:58 (IST)16 Jun 2020
Rs. 1000 relief for all ration rice card holders in four districts

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has announced a relief of Rs. 1000 to all ration rice card holders in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet as the four districts will be under lockdown from June 19 to June 30.

Additionally, the Chief Minister has also announced a relief of Rs. 1000 for all differently-abled card holders in Tamil Nadu in light of the pandemic.

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The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) conducted fever clinics in Chennai on Tuesday.

According to a tweet by the GCC, 18,984 individuals attended 325 camps which had been set up across the city’s 15 zones. Around 554 Influenza-like Illness (ILL) patients were identified and tested for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, a total of 62 flights plied between Chennai and major cities on Tuesday. There were 31 arrivals and 31 departures at the Chennai International Airport.