Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 24, 25 Highlights: After holding a discussion with district collectors, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami Wednesday announced that public transportation within zones would remain suspended until June 30 across the state. The decision was taken as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The suspension of public transport would limit the number of people moving from one district to another within zones. Palaniswami said officials were facing difficulties in tracing contacts of COVID-19 positive patients who had travelled within zones without an e-pass.
As per the announcement, buses will operate within the districts. Bikes, cars, and private vehicles are not allowed to ply from one district to another. People who wish to travel from one district to another in case of an emergency need to apply for e-pass.
Tamil Nadu reported 2,865 cases Wednesday, of which as many as 1,654 were from Chennai. Of the total, at least 91 patients were those who had returned to the state from other countries and states. This takes the total number of infections across the state to 67,468, including 28,836 active cases and 866 deaths.
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