Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Today: A day after O Panneerselvam wrote a letter to Edappadi K Palaniswami, offering his will to sign the authorisation forms A and B for fielding All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) candidates in the byelection to the local bodies in Tamil Nadu, EPS, the party’s headquarters secretary, on Thursday shot back saying the letter of OPS, the party treasurer, could not be accepted.
New coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu increased to 1,827 Wednesday from 1,484 the previous day, taking the state tally to 34,73,116. The active cases mounted to 10,033 from 8,970 on Tuesday. The toll, however, continued to remain at 38,026, as no fatalities were reported today also, according to a bulletin from the state health department.
As the state witnessed a rising trend, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ma Subramanian appealed to the people to strictly comply with the government instructions on wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing. “Don’t lower the guard. Continue to wear face masks and maintain social distancing,” the minister appealed after launching a massive drive to distribute face masks for free to the members of the public at Luz Corner, Mylapore, here.