Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian announces full lockdown on Sundays to curb the spread of COVID-19. Subramanian said that the mega Covid-19 vaccination camp will be held on Saturday. More restrictions and an official order from the chief minister is awaited.
Five districts, including Chennai, accounted for the majority of new Coronavirus infection on Tuesday as Tamil Nadu continued to witness a surge with 2,731 fresh cases being reported, pushing the tally to 27,55,587, the health department said. Nine deaths were reported taking the toll to 36,805, a department bulletin said. Those who tested positive today included 48 returnees from domestic and overseas locations.
Meanwhile, individuals affected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and who have received two doses of vaccination are advised to be under home isolation and the health department has issued necessary guidelines in this connection, Tamil Nadu Minister Ma Subramanian said On Tuesday.
In other news, following the outbreak of avian influenza in neighbouring Kerala, all preventive measures are being undertaken to avoid its spread in Tamil Nadu, the State Government Said On Wednesday.As many as 1,061 rapid response teams, each led by a veterinary assistant surgeon, have been formed in all districts and a multi-departmental panel is also working to prevent the transmission of the virus that causes bird flu.