Tamil Nadu Andhra Pradesh Telangana Coronavirus News October 2, 3 Highlights: The Southern Railway on Friday announced that Suburban trains, run as Workmen specials by the Chennai Division of the Southern Railway for essential services staff authorised by the Tamil Nadu government will be operational from October 5 in Chennai.
According to a circular issued by the Southern Railway, a nodal officer nominated by the government will authorise travel permission, containing details such as name of the staff, designation, department or office among others. A photo ID card issued by the respective organisation has to be presented while obtaining the travel permission. The staff should carry the travel permission and photo ID card with them while entering the stations and while travelling.
Citing a serosurvey conducted by the ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition in Telangana, Health minister Eatala Rajender said that at least 40 lakh people in the state are estimated to have developed antibodies for Covid-19. He said that these people have been infected with novel coronavirus and have recovered. He was speaking at Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences(NIMS) after inaugurating stem cell and regenerative medicine facility.
Meanwhile, during an interaction with the media, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, who has on several occasions flayed the state government for its low testing for Covid-19, congratulated the state government for its handling of the pandemic. She said that Telangana has done much better when compared to states like Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu.
A medical professional herself, she noted that she had earlier suggested several measures in handling the disease to the state government and some of those recommendations have been implemented. She was addressing the media after launching e-office application at Raj Bhavan.