Covid-19: TN plans curbs on social gatherings

Chennai: With Covid-19 cases on a steady rise, the Tamilnadu government is left with no other option than to impose restrictions.

According to sources, the government is considering scaling down non-essential activities, such as social gatherings and tightening enforcement of pandemic protocols.

At the same time, highly placed sources ruled out the possibility of a complete lockdown. ‘Appropriate decisions will be taken by a Chief Secretary-led high level committee in a few days,’ sources added.

People in the 18-45 age group accounted for 51 per cent of the recent surge in coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu and were mostly from apartment complexes, State Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan has said.

Speaking to the media, he said the government was focussing on the ‘test, track and treat’ plan and increased testing of samples to curtail the spread.

 

NT Bureau