He also urged the public not to let their guard down and continue following safety measures, including mandatory wearing of masks in public places.
A drive to distribute over 50,000 masks free of cost to the public was held on the day on behalf of the state health department in Chennai. Close to 150 volunteers, including nurses from the health department, were deployed to distribute the masks. Health Minister Subramanian, Chennai Mayor R Priya, Mylapore MLA T Velu and other officers participated in the event.
On the occasion, Subramanian said Covid-19 infection is spreading rapidly across the country and the situation is more or less the same in Tamilnadu.