Thirty-one people, including four Indonesians, are believed to have received the infection from the two Thai nationals.
Of the 17 who tested positive Monday, 10 are from Erode, four from Chennai, two from Madurai and one from Tiruvarur.
"Many people promised that they will follow all the rules and regulations to curb the spread of the virus, I can definitely say this initiative has made an impact," the police officer said.
The police said Manikandan tried to flee the spot, attacking people who tried to stop him. He was eventually caught by the mob in a few minutes and handed over to the district police.
Apart from the Corporations, various NGOs have also joined hands to make the current situation better for the people.
"If any of the staff members had any reservations to work in isolation wards, they are threatened that a complaint will be raised to the higher authorities," she said.
The initiative, in which waste is converted into ash and then this ash is used to make colourful tiles, started as a pilot project at one of the city’s landfill sites, but soon it will be soon replicated at larger landfills in other parts of Chennai.
On March 16, the Tamil Nadu government announced the closure of all theatres, pubs, malls, parks, museums and other commercial entities throughout the state.
Addressing a press meet in Chennai, the actor-turned-politician said that would like to lead his party to power but keep himself away from the CM's chair.
Several AIADMK functionaries, along with Corporate Commissioner S Visakan, were present at the event.
Tamil Nadu will send six candidates to the Rajya Sabha, with both the ruling AIADMK and opposition DMK having the required numbers to nominate three members each.
Travelling in a group of 24 nuns, Jin Prabha says she took the white when she was 20 years old.
Catch the latest news in Tamil Nadu and Chennai as we bring you live updates from Chennai following the death of DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan.
DMK leader Kalyanasundaram Anbazhagan passed away at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Saturday.
Dr Rashmi Gokhale, the manager of veterinary services for PETA India, wrote a letter to the Chief Commissioner of Customs at Chennai, seeking the fostering of the cat which was found inside a container aboard a Chinese vessel on February 17.
The elections for local bodies in urban Tamil Nadu is set to take place after a gap of nine years. As per the list, a total of 5759 booths have been identified across 200 wards in the city.
Two days after the incident, crane operator Rajan was arrested by the Nazarathpet police officials, hours before the case got transferred to the Central Crime Branch.
"Our enterprise model will go down as the biggest socio-economic revolution ever in the history of Thamizh Nadu," said MNM leader Kamal Haasan.
The actor tweeted that the delivery agent was allegedly in an intoxicated state when he came to make the delivery at her house on February 9.
"Every day nearly 40,000 passengers travel through the airport and most of them are made to wait long hours, especially during peak hours," said Dayanidhi Maran.
Earlier, after visiting the victims at Kilpauk hospital, Haasan said he would provide financial assistance of Rs 1 crore to the families of the deceased and the injured.
The Chennai-Jaffna airfare costs about Rs 3,190 and the Jaffna-Chennai airfare is Rs 3,990.
A crane holding heavy lighting equipment snapped while the crew of 'Indian 2' was shooting a major fight sequence. Three crew members were crushed to death while ten other technicians were injured. Kamal Haasan said he "escaped death by a whisker".
A project employee in the Aero Space Engineering Department at IIT-Madras was caught when he allegedly tried to spy on a Ph.D. student while she was in a women’s restroom.
Ganesan, who had served as Tamil Nadu BJP president, also claimed that things changed for the worse in Gujarat because the Congress had won. “Soon, BJP will form a government in Gujarat,” he said.