As Covid-19 figures come down in Chennai, CM says no more lockdowns

Chennai: Tamilnadu’s daily Covid-19 caseload went down once again today. The State, which has been witnessing more than 4,000 cases on a daily basis last week, today reported 3,616 new infections.

With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in Tamilnadu has touched 1,18,594. The capital city of Chennai, which has been reporting more than 2,000 cases daily last week, today posted 1,203 new infections, its least count in the recent days.

On the other hand, recoveries touched its peak today at 4,545. As far as fatalities are concerned, Tamilnadu today witnessed the death of 65 Covid-19 patients.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said there are no chances for implementing lockdown again and said Covid-19 has not become community spread in the State.

He said this after inaugurating a modern Covid-19 hospital at Guindy in Chennai. Palaniswami also said the claims that coronavirus would spread in air have not been confirmed yet.

“It is important to safeguard both lives and livelihood of people. The government is helping people in all possible ways as per its financial condition,” he added.