Less than 6000 cases were recorded for the fifth consecutive day. (PTI)
Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News August 3, 4 Highlights: For the first time since the pandemic outbreak, the state’s death toll went past the 100-mark on a single day, taking the cumulative toll to 4,241 on Monday. Among the deceased, eight had no co-morbidities.
The state also recorded 5,609 fresh cases, taking the overall tally to 2,63,222. This is the fifth consecutive day that less than 6,000 cases have been recorded.
On Monday, 32 returnees from other countries and states tested positive for Covid-19.
Including 5,800 recoveries on Monday, the total number of discharged cases rose to 2,02,283. There are still 56,698 active cases in Tamil Nadu.
Stalin said contrary to Modi’s assertions, “education will not be available to all.”
Violence broke out at a coastal hamlet in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu on Saturday after a person was hacked to death allegedly by a rival political camp when he was returning home. Twenty people have been booked for setting on fire boats, cars and ransacking houses in Thazhanguda, said Cuddalore Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shanthi.
Police said seven people were held responsible for the murder and five of them have been arrested till now. Close to 50 police officers from Villupuram have been deployed near the hospital to avoid any untoward incident.
Mounting yet another attack on the Centre’s new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, DMK President MK Stalin on Sunday alleged if it was implemented, education in a decade will be confined among a few. He also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion on NEP ensuring all-round coverage vis-a-vis providing education, and wanted the ruling AIADMK to oppose it.
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“The Prime Minister has said this (NEP) ensures job creators than job seekers. It is not. I say the government has shied away from its duty of creating jobs for people,” he said at a virtual interaction with some educationists and others to discuss the reforms.