Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News August 12, 13 Highlights: In a bid to enforce isolation and social distancing among citizens to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Chennai, the Commissioner of Police Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal on Wednesday issued a circular banning public gatherings, demonstrations, human chains, meetings etc within the jurisdiction of the Greater Chennai Police for 15 days from August 12 to August 27.
The order exempts gatherings or processions which have been permitted by the CoP, religious processions and gatherings at places of worship, processions or gatherings for sports, weddings, funerals and religious ceremonies, meetings held under a statutory authority or under the State or Union Government and meetings or gatherings exempted by the State or through a Special Order.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu reported 5,871 Covid-19 cases Wednesday, taking its total number of cases in the state to 3,14,520. Chennai reported 993 cases, taking the city’s tally to 1,12,059. The city has been recording less than 1000 cases a day for the past one week.
With 119 deaths today, the death toll climbed up to 5,278. Among the deceased, 107 had comorbidities.