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Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus July 17, 18 Highlights: 4,807 fresh cases and 88 deaths reported, highest in a single day

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News July 17, 18 Highlights: A total of 18,79,499 samples have been tested till date, including Saturday's tally of 48,195.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: July 20, 2020 9:26:05 am
pune news, pune survey, pune coronavirus fear, pune coronavirus cases, indian express The tally in Tamil Nadu has crossed 1.6 lakh as of Friday.

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News July 17, 18 Highlights: Tamil Nadu on Saturday reported 4,807 fresh Covid-19 cases taking its tally to 1,65,714. The state’s toll reached 2403 after it reported 88 deaths – Its highest single-day casualties till date

Chennai recorded 1219 cases, taking its total to 84598. Other districts like Thiruvallur (370), Chengalpattu (323), Vellore (191) reported maximum cases.

As many as 3,049 persons discharged following treatment and there are 49,452 active cases in the state.

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19:40 (IST)18 Jul 2020
4,807 fresh cases and 88 deaths reported in TN

Tamil Nadu on Saturday reported 4,807 fresh Covid-19 cases taking its tally to 1,65,714. The state's toll reached 2403 after it reported 88 deaths - Its highest single-day casualties till date.As many as 3,049 persons discharged following treatment and there are 49,452 active cases in the state. Chennai recorded 1219 cases, taking its total to 84598. Other districts like Thiruvallur (370), Chengalpattu (323), Vellore (191) reported maximum cases. 

17:02 (IST)18 Jul 2020
TN Government giving importance to coordinated Covid-19 treatment
15:28 (IST)18 Jul 2020
90 more test postive for Covid-19 in Kancheepuram

As many as 90 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Kancheepuram, one of the worst affected districts in the state. Including today's cases, the tally stands at 4,512. A total of 59 deaths has been reported in the district. 

12:58 (IST)18 Jul 2020
Thousands gather at Kasimedu to stock up fish ahead of lockdown

Since tomorrow is a lockdown in Chennai, thousands of consumers and retailers flocked to Kasimedu fishing harbour throwing social distancing norms to the winds.

12:31 (IST)18 Jul 2020
Close to five lakh Covid-19 tests are done in Chennai : Greater Chennai Commisioner

GCC Commissioner G Prakash said close to five lakh Covid-19 tests are done in Chennai. Speaking to the reporters, Prakash said though the corporation is testing more than 13,000 people only 1,200 are turning out positive.

11:01 (IST)18 Jul 2020
Chennai recorded 19 deaths in the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, Chennai has recorded 19 deaths. As many as eight deaths were recorded in Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital, three in Keezhpakkam Government Hospital, four in Stanley Medical College Hospital, and three in Omandurar Government Medical College Hospital. The city on Friday recorded1329 fresh Covid-19 cases taking its tally to 83377.

10:38 (IST)18 Jul 2020
Power to be suspended in parts of Chennai today

Tangedco has announced powercuts in parts of Chennai today from 9 am to 2 pm to carry out maintenance work.

Here are the areas which will be affected:

  • Selaiyur: Parts of Paduvenchery, Sadasivam Nagar, Periyar Nagar, Mullai Nagar, Madambakkam in Radha Nagar, ALS Nagar, Parasuvananth Avenue, ASK Nagar, Ambal Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Yeshwanth Nagar, Bhuvaneswari Nagar, Greater Kailash Nagar, Bhagyalakshmi Nagar, Padmavathy Nagar, Malleswari Nagar, Jalwayu Vihar, Andal Nagar, Thirumalai Nagar, Thirumagal Nagar, Jaiwantha Puram, Parvathy Nagar - South, Extension and Parts of Madambakkam Main Road.
  • Pallavaram: Parts of Old Santhai Street, Church Road, Pammal Main Road, Mugil Ari, Krishna Nagar, Brindavan Colony, Mastan Sahib Street, Yashkin Street, Meenakshi Nagar and Secretariat Colony.
  • Pallavaram Dharga Road: Kambar Street, Brahmin Street, Thiruchendur Nagar, Pallava Garden, Garden Woodrof Nagar, Thiruthani Nagar, Perumal Nagar Main Road, Parts of M K Nagar, AGS Colony and 200 Feet Road.
  • Ambattur Industrial Estate: Ambattur Industrial Estate - South Phase I Main Road, II Main Road; Mugappair Industrial Estate, Vellalar Street, Southern Avenue - Main Road, II Main Road; Reddy Street, South Reddy Street, Kavarai Street, Munusamy Street, SSOA Complex, Kalyani Street and Natesan Street.
  • Tambaram Gandhi Nagar: Jeyaram Street, Thangaiah Street, Balagurusamy Street, Muthupalaiyappa Street, Gandhi Nagar, Thiruvallur Street, Periyar Nagar, Srinivasa Colony, PP Ammankoil Street, MGR Road, Dilli Street, Songuvel Street and Bandhu Street.
  • Tambaram Pozhichalur: Thiru Nagar, Padmanaba Nagar, Ganamani Nagar, Bhavani Nagar, PCS Colony, Rajeswari Nagar, ECTV Nagar, Pasumpon Nagar, Grigori Street, Sekizhar Street, Udhaya Moorthi Street, Parts of Balaji Nagar and Ragavendra Nagar Main Road.
    Madambakkam: Victoria Form, Rakesh Sharma Nagar, Kurinji Nagar, Paduvanchery Village, Agaramthen Village, Agaram Main Road and Kovilanchery Village.
  • Tambaram Radha Nagar: Church Road, Nadiu Shop Road, Ganapathipuram Main Road, Panchayat Colony, Viswanathan Street, Errikarai Street, Nagathamman Koil Street, Suguna Colony, Maninaicker Street, Sannathi Street, Selvaraj Street, Venketeswara Street, Palaniandavar Street and Ganapathipuram.
  • Tambaram Hasthinapuram: Kakkilanchavadi, Parts of Grand Southern Trunk Road, SBI Colony, Parts of Purushothaman Nagar, Gajalakshmi Nagar, NSR Road and Kumaran Kundram.
10:29 (IST)18 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.

10:26 (IST)18 Jul 2020
Madurai tally crosses 7000

Tamil Nadu on Friday recorded over 4000 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the state tally to 1,60,907. In the southern region, Madurai continued to witness more number of cases. On Friday, the city added another 263 fresh cases; its tally now stands at 7,858. Other districts like Thiruvallur (220) and Virudhunagar (196) reported maximum cases.

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10:14 (IST)18 Jul 2020
Chennai airport clarifies that arrivals from Kolkata will continue as usual

With the Kolkata airport having extended the restriction on arrival of flights from six cities, including Chennai to July 31, authorities at the Chennai International Airport have clarified that flights from Kolkata will continue to operate to the city as usual. There will however, be no departures to Kolkata.

10:10 (IST)18 Jul 2020
Welcome to today's live blog

Good morning!
Welcome to the live blog from Chennai where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19, unlock phase 1 in Tamil Nadu and more in the state throughout the day. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

18:31 (IST)17 Jul 2020
COVID-19: Recoveries in top 10 zones in Chennai

With over 9000 cases, Royapuram (Zone 5) in Chennai has the maximum cases in the city. While Kodambakkam (Zone 10) has the most active cases, Royapuram has the most recoveries.

Here are the top 10 zones:

  • Royapuram (Zone 5) - 8641
  • Anna Nagar (Zone 8) - 7540
  • Tondiarpet (Zone 4) - 7512
  • Teynampet (Zone 9) - 7505
  • Kodambakkam (Zone 10) - 6991
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6) - 5343
  • Adyar (Zone 13) - 4256
  • Valasaravakkam (Zone 11) - 3294
  • Ambattur (Zone 7) - 3057
  • Thiruvottiyur (Zone 1) - 2442
18:27 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Private Institutions can collect up to 40% of fees as advance before Aug 31: Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered that private schools and colleges can collect 40 per cent of fees before August 31 and balance 35 per cent by October. 'The unaided private institution shall collect 40% of the tuition fees as advance fees based on the tuition fees collected during the academic year 2019-20. This adance fee can be paid by the students on or before August 31,' the court said. The private Institutions have also been permitted to collect last year's arrears fee if any before September 30.

'The fee commitee shall immediately start the process of determining the tuition fees for the respective Institutions and make an attempt to complete the process within a period of eight months starting from August 2020 onwards,' the order added. The court also had directed the state government to provide textbooks and notebooks to the students at free of cost or at some nominal rates. 

15:23 (IST)17 Jul 2020
One person surrenders after defiling Periyar statue

Arun Krishnan, the organiser of the Bharat Sena South District Organiser has surrendered to the police for defiling the statue of Periyar at Sundarapuram in Coimbatore early Friday morning. In the early hours of Friday, Dravidian idealogue and social activist Periyar EV Ramasamy’s statue situated in Sundarapuram in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district was dishonoured by a member of the fringe Hindu outfit Bharat Sena.

Arun Krishnan, the south district organiser of the organisation, had poured saffron paint over the statue and fled the spot. He surrendered hours after the incident.

Locals and members of the political party, Periyar Dravida Kazhagam had gathered near the statue and staged a protest, demanding the arrest of the person behind the act.

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14:32 (IST)17 Jul 2020
21 people die of COVID-19 in Chennai so far

A total of 21 people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Chennai over the last 24 hours. Eight deaths were recorded in Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, six in Government Super Specialty Hospital in Omandurar Estate, three in Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital and four in Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital.

13:20 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Poet Manushyaputhiran tests positive for Covid-19

Poet and DMK supporter Manushyaputhiran tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.

The poet took to Facebook and said that he does not know how he got infected despite being careful. "I wrote various articles on Covid-19 and participated in various TV shows, now I have been infected by the disease. Stay safe everyone, I hope I will get better soon", he wrote.

The 52-year-old poet who stays in Chennai had come down to his native Thuvarankurichi before the lockdown began. He has been admitted to a private hospital in Trichy for treatment. Manushyaputhiran mentioned in his post that he underwent heart surgery in Chennai.

13:08 (IST)17 Jul 2020
COVID-19: Active cases in top 10 zones in Chennai

Chennai has 13,204 active cases, as per datat released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), with Kodambakkam (Zone 10) having the highest number of active cases in the city.

Here are the top 10 zones:

  • Kodambakkam (Zone 10) - 2077
  • Anna Nagar (Zone 8) - 1553
  • Teynampet (Zone 9) - 1432
  • Royapuram (Zone 5) - 1141
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6) - 1039
  • Adyar (Zone 13) - 1017
  • Ambattur (Zone 7) - 927
  • Tondiarpet (Zone 4) - 848
  • Vasaravakkam (Zone 11) - 744
  • Thiruvottiyur (Zone 1) - 614
11:33 (IST)17 Jul 2020
12 legislators test positive for COVID-19

A total of 12 legislators in Tamil Nadu have tested positive for COVID-19 till date.

Here is the full list:

AIADMK - Eight legislators

  • K Palani
  • K P Anbalagan (Recovered)
  • R Kumaraguru
  • N Sathan Prabhakar
  • Amman K Arjunan
  • B Valarmathi
  • P Thangamani
  • Sellur K Raja
  • Dr. Nilofer Kafeel

DMK - Four legislators

  • J Anbazhagan (Deceased)
  • Vasantham K Karthikeyan
  • R T Arasu
  • K S Masthan
10:41 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Periyar statue in Sundarapuram defiled

A statue of Periyar was defiled in Sundarapuram in Coimbatore on Friday with miscreants having poured saffron paint over the statue. Protests soon broke out in the town in a bid to arrest the people behind the act. The police have initiated a probe into the incident.

09:49 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Power to be suspended in parts of Chennai on Saturday

Tangedco has announced powercuts in parts of Chennai on Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm to carry out maintenance work. 

Here are the areas which will be affected:

  • Selaiyur: Parts of Paduvenchery, Sadasivam Nagar, Periyar Nagar, Mullai Nagar, Madambakkam in Radha Nagar, ALS Nagar, Parasuvananth Avenue, ASK Nagar, Ambal Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Yeshwanth Nagar, Bhuvaneswari Nagar, Greater Kailash Nagar, Bhagyalakshmi Nagar, Padmavathy Nagar, Malleswari Nagar, Jalwayu Vihar, Andal Nagar, Thirumalai Nagar, Thirumagal Nagar, Jaiwantha Puram, Parvathy Nagar - South, Extension and Parts of Madambakkam Main Road.
  • Pallavaram: Parts of Old Santhai Street, Church Road, Pammal Main Road, Mugil Ari, Krishna Nagar, Brindavan Colony, Mastan Sahib Street, Yashkin Street, Meenakshi Nagar and Secretariat Colony.
  • Pallavaram Dharga Road: Kambar Street, Brahmin Street, Thiruchendur Nagar, Pallava Garden, Garden Woodrof Nagar, Thiruthani Nagar, Perumal Nagar Main Road, Parts of M K Nagar, AGS Colony and 200 Feet Road.
  • Ambattur Industrial Estate: Ambattur Industrial Estate - South Phase I Main Road, II Main Road; Mugappair Industrial Estate, Vellalar Street, Southern Avenue - Main Road, II Main Road; Reddy Street, South Reddy Street, Kavarai Street, Munusamy Street, SSOA Complex, Kalyani Street and Natesan Street.
  • Tambaram Gandhi Nagar: Jeyaram Street, Thangaiah Street, Balagurusamy Street, Muthupalaiyappa Street, Gandhi Nagar, Thiruvallur Street, Periyar Nagar, Srinivasa Colony, PP Ammankoil Street, MGR Road, Dilli Street, Songuvel Street and Bandhu Street.
  • Tambaram Pozhichalur: Thiru Nagar, Padmanaba Nagar, Ganamani Nagar, Bhavani Nagar, PCS Colony, Rajeswari Nagar, ECTV Nagar, Pasumpon Nagar, Grigori Street, Sekizhar Street, Udhaya Moorthi Street, Parts of Balaji Nagar and Ragavendra Nagar Main Road.
  • Madambakkam: Victoria Form, Rakesh Sharma Nagar, Kurinji Nagar, Paduvanchery Village, Agaramthen Village, Agaram Main Road and Kovilanchery Village.
  • Tambaram Radha Nagar: Church Road, Nadiu Shop Road, Ganapathipuram Main Road, Panchayat Colony, Viswanathan Street, Errikarai Street, Nagathamman Koil Street, Suguna Colony, Maninaicker Street, Sannathi Street, Selvaraj Street, Venketeswara Street, Palaniandavar Street and Ganapathipuram.
  • Tambaram Hasthinapuram: Kakkilanchavadi, Parts of Grand Southern Trunk Road, SBI Colony, Parts of Purushothaman Nagar, Gajalakshmi Nagar, NSR Road and Kumaran Kundram.

periyar, periyar statue, periyar statue saffron paint, periyar statue desecrated, coimbatore news, indian express Saffron paint on the Periyar statue in Sundarapuram.

In the early hours of Friday, Dravidian ideologue and social activist Periyar EV Ramasamy’s statue situated in Sundarapuram in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district was dishonoured by unidentified persons. They had poured saffron paint over the statue and fled the spot.

READ | Coimbatore: Saffron paint thrown on Periyar statue in Coimbatore district

Locals and members of the political party, Periyar Dravida Kazhagam had gathered near the statue and staged a protest, demanding the arrest of the person behind the act.

Also Read | Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Poet Manushyaputhiran tests positive; state reports 4,538 fresh cases, 79 deaths

A seven-year-old girl has been brutally murdered in Tamil Nadu for asking her neighbour to switch on the television, police officials said on Wednesday. Officials said two people have been arrested in connection with the incident, which had sent shock waves across the state.

READ | Tamil Nadu: 7-year-old strangled to death by neighbour for asking him to change channel, 2 arrested

The girl, who belonged to Sathankulam town in Thoothukudi district, used to go to her neighbour’s house to watch TV since her place doesn’t have electricity. On the day of the incident, the child asked the neighbour for the TV remote to switch the channel while he was having an argument with his father.

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