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Tamil Nadu Coronavirus July 13, 14 Highlights: State toll crosses 2000 with 66 deaths recorded on Monday

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News July 13, 14 Highlights: Till date, a total of 3,60,249 passengers have entered Tamil Nadu through various modes of transport and 4,369 of them have tested positive.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: July 15, 2020 9:26:11 am
Tamil Nadu, COVID-19, Covid cases in Tamil Nadu Chennai reported 1140 cases, taking the city’s total to 78,573.

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News July 13, 14 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 4,328 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the state tally to 1,42,798. Among these, Chennai reported 1,140 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 78,573.

Tamil Nadu recorded 66 deaths Monday, putting the state toll at 2,032. Fifty-nine of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state also discharged 3,035 patients following treatment putting the number of discharged patients at 92,567.

Besides Chennai, 464 cases were reported in Madurai, 352 in Kancheepuram, 337 in Tiruvallur, 219 in Chengalpattu. In other districts like Kanyakumari, Salem, Ranipet, Theni, Tuticorin and Villupuram, more than 100 cases were reported.

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18:36 (IST)14 Jul 2020
IN PICS | Crowds throng shops in Chennai
17:52 (IST)14 Jul 2020
Southern Railway extends the suspension of special trains till July 31

Based on the request from the Chief Secretary of the Tamil Nadu government, Southern Railway has extended the suspension of  seven special trains running within the state till July 31. Full refund to be given to the passengers who have made advance reservations on these trains. Counter tickets can be refunded up to any time till six months from the date of the journey. However, MGR-Chennai Central- New Delhi- MGR Chennai Central Rajdhani Express will continue to operate. 

17:25 (IST)14 Jul 2020
Chennai corporation urges Madras HC to take action against people putting tree adverts


The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) Tuesday urged the Madras High Court to take action against people who nail advertisements to trees along the city's sidewalks. The GCC argued that the growth of the trees was being affected due to the boards being nailed to the tree trunks.

15:40 (IST)14 Jul 2020
Family members of Army officer killed in Sivaganga

In Mudukoorani village in Sivaganga district, some unidentified men murdered two family members of army personnel and decamped with gold jewels and other valuable assets. The initial inquiries revealed that the house belonged to Stephen, an army officer currently posted in Ladakh. His father Sandhyagu (ex-army personnel), mother Rajakumari and wife Sneha lived in the house. According to reports, the incident had taken place on Monday night when Sandhyagu had gone out for some work. When he had returned home on Tuesday morning, he saw his wife and his daughter-in-law lying in a pool of blood with severe injuries to their bodies. The DIG of police(Ramathapuram range) conducted the preliminary enquiry with other officers. Special teams have been formed to nab the perpetrators.

15:26 (IST)14 Jul 2020
Active cases in 15 zones in Chennai

Here is a list of the active COVID-19 cases in the 15 zones in Chennai under the Greater Chennai Corporation's limits. While Royapuram has the highest number of cases in the city, Kodambakkam has the highest number of active cases.

  • Kodambakkam - 2530
  • Teynampet - 1562
  • Royapuram - 1243
  • Tondiarpet - 1148
  • Adyar - 1146
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar - 996
  • Ambattur - 949
  • Valasaravakkam - 922
  • Thiruvottiyur - 683
  • Alandur - 608
  • Sholinganallur - 468
13:46 (IST)14 Jul 2020
Parts of TN to receive heavy rainfall

The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Chennai has forecast heavy rainfall in parts of Tamil Nadu today. According to the RMC, Vellore, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur and Thiruvallur will receive heavy rainfall.

Chennai will see cloudy skies throughout the day, with isolated showers expected in parts of the city.

11:22 (IST)14 Jul 2020
CM Edappadi tests negative for Covid-19

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami and other senior officials at his camp office in Chennai have tested negative for Covid-19. 

10:59 (IST)14 Jul 2020
Nungambakkam Sub-Inspector Gurumoorthy succumbs to Covid-19

Sub-Inspector Gurumoorthy (55) attached to Nungambakkam police station in Chennai died of Covid-19 today without responding to the treatment at Omandurar Government Hospital. He is survived by his wife Gomathi, daughter Alamelu Mangai and son Dinesh kumar. Including Gurumoorthy, the state has lost four police officers due to Covid-19 till date.  

10:51 (IST)14 Jul 2020
56 airports to fly between Chennai and major cities today

A total of 56 flights are expected to fly between Chennai and major cities today, with 28 arrivals and 28 departures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport today.

09:41 (IST)14 Jul 2020
Chennai, Madurai report highest cases on Monday

Tamil Nadu recorded 4,328 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the state tally to 1,42,798. Among these, Chennai reported 1,140 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 78,573.

Besides Chennai, 464 cases were reported in Madurai, 352 in Kancheepuram, 337 in Tiruvallur, 219 in Chengalpattu. In other districts like Kanyakumari, Salem, Ranipet, Theni, Tuticorin and Villupuram, more than 100 cases were reported.

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09:35 (IST)14 Jul 2020
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19:02 (IST)13 Jul 2020
4,328 fresh COVID-19 cases and 66 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today

Tamil Nadu recorded 4,328 fresh COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, bringing the state tally to 1,42,798. Among these, Chennai reported 1,140 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 78,573. Tamil Nadu recorded 66 deaths today, putting the state toll at 2,032. Fifty nine of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.

17:35 (IST)13 Jul 2020
TN Govenerment extends suspension of public bus transport services

Tamil Nadu government extends suspension of Intra-district bus operations till July 31 due to a surge in COVID19 cases. The government had suspended both government and private bus services till July 15.

16:30 (IST)13 Jul 2020
Parotta master now runs an auto-rickshaw for living

As many as 400 Parotta Masters who were employed in China returned to their home town Puliyur in Tamil Nadu due to COVID-19.

16:20 (IST)13 Jul 2020
TASMACs to be computerised

TASMACs in Tamil Nadu will soon be computerised, according to a circular issued by the government. The TASMACs have been directed to digitalise their accounts through their head offices.

14:29 (IST)13 Jul 2020
No decision on conducting by-polls to vacant assemly constituencies, says TN Chief Electoral Officer

Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral officer Sathyapradha Sahu on Monday said no decision has been taken on conducting the bypolls to the three vacant assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu. Addressing the reporters in Chennai, Sahu said though the Tamil Nadu State Commission is prepared to conduct the elections, the Election Commission of India will decide whether it is possible to conduct the elections under these circumstances. The three assembly constituencies - Gudiyatham, Thiruvottriyur, Chepauk-Triplicane have fallen vacant following the demise of DMK MLAs S Kathavarayan, K.P.P. Samy and J Anbazhagan.

14:03 (IST)13 Jul 2020
SC assures safety of teachers volunteering in COVID-19 relief efforts

The Supreme Court on Monday assured that teachers will be kept safe during COVID-19 relief efforts in the state. The SC made the statement while hearing a petition which had been filed by a teachers' association, urging the court to refrain from asking teachers to volunteer in COVID-19 relief efforts.

The SC observed that teachers should be the role models for others and should take part in the battle against the pandemic.

11:42 (IST)13 Jul 2020
56 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities

A total of 56 flights will fly between Chennai and major cities today. There will be 28 arrivals and 28 departures at the Chennai International Airport.

10:09 (IST)13 Jul 2020
Containment zones in Kodambakkam (Zone 10) in Chennai now at 134

The number of containment zones in Chennai's Kodambakkam (Zone 10) has gone up by around 10 times from 13 to 134 within a span of five days. The zones were demarcated between the last week of June and the first week of July. 

Lately, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has begun identifying containment zones if three households in an area test positive for COVID-19, as opposed to the earlier practice of five households. 

GCC officials however, have clarified that they will look into the zones and verify whether Kodambakkam does indeed have 134 containment zones.

09:28 (IST)13 Jul 2020
Banks in Chennai asked to suspend non-essential operations

Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) Commissioner G Prakash has urged banks in Chennai to suspend non-essential services and has asked citizens to use technology and opt for online services as much as possible.

Sathankulam custodial deaths, Sathankulam custodial killing, Sathankulam police torture, Jeyaraj-Benniks, Tamil Nadu police, Thoothukudi police, suchitra, radio jockey suchitra Radio Jockey Suchitra’s video narrating in vivid details of the Sathankulam custodial deaths had gone viral on social media.

Radio Jockey Suchitra, who was among the first ones to raise voice against the custodial deaths of a father-son duo in Sathankulam town in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district, has taken down the viral video, which garnered close to a million views on social media, after the CB-CID police warned her of legal actions.

READ | Sathankulam custodial deaths: RJ Suchitra deletes viral video, claims police threatened her with arrest

In her video, Suchitra had narrated in vivid detail of how Sathankulam police officials tortured Jeyaraj (62) and Bennicks (32) inside the station. Soon after the video went viral, the issue was debated widely in national television channels.

The Tamil Nadu branch of CB-CID had asked the singer to take down her video, claiming that the incidents she narrated were “falsely exaggerated” and that they were “not backed up by any proof”.

Also Read | Signboard to lockers, TN SBI branch had it all—but was fake

Tamil Nadu Police have arrested three persons for running a duplicate State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Panruti in Cuddalore district.

READ | Tamil Nadu: Three arrested for running ‘duplicate’ SBI bank branch

According to the police, Kamal Babu (19), the son of a former SBI employee, had brought computers, lockers, challans and forged documents, among other items, to set up the branch through his contacts. A website was even created in the name of the Panruti Bazaar branch.

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