Tamil Nadu Telangana Assembly Elections COVID-19 March 8, 9 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 556 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 8,55,677. Among these, Chennai reported 229 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,37,204. The state recorded three deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 12,521 All three had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 532 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,39,138.
Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami promised that the AIADMK will give a monthly allowance of Rs 1,500 to all housewives and six free gas cylinders annually to each family if it was returned to power after the upcoming Assembly elections. The statement comes a day after DMK chief M K Stalin announced a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 for housewives if his party was voted to power.