More restrictions in TN? Chief Secretary to hold crucial meet today

Rajeev Ranjan

Chennai: Triggering speculations that more restrictions would be announced in Tamilnadu where Covid-19 cases are rising at an alarming rate, Tamilnadu Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan will hold a high level meet today.

According to sources, Health secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan and other senior officials will take part in the meet, which is being held to consider whether further restrictions are required in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

If sources are to be believed, either a partial lockdown or a micro-containment strategy will be put in pace after today’s meeting.

Tamilnadu on Thursday registered 7,987 new cases, and the total number of infections has touched 9,62,935.

The capital city of Chennai registered 2,558 cases. With this, the total number of persons affected by the pandemic in the metropolis has touched 2,74,734.

As far as Chennai’s neighbouring districts are concerned, Chengalpattu today registered 685 new cases, Kancheepuram saw 203 infections in the last 24 hours, and Thiruvallur posted 473 positive cases.

The districts of Cuddalore and Coimbatore witnessed 179 and 534 new cases, respectively. Twenty nine patients died today, taking the total number of fatalities in the State due to the pandemic to 12,999.

 

NT Bureau