New Covid cluster in Chennai, hotspots to be identified

Chennai: A new cluster of 24 Covid cases has emerged in Chennai. The infectees were among about 300 people who attended a temple-related festival recently.

Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan said, “A new cluster was identified at Varadammal Garden Street three days ago and we tested more than 300 samples of which 24 turned positive, and a 41-year-old woman died, as these people had gathered at a temple festival not following protocols. Also, none was vaccinated.”

Stating that they are in the process of identifying at least 10 to 15 hotspots in the city, Radhakrishnan assured immediate steps were being taken to control them.

A Greater Chennai Corporation official said, “We have asked the local police about how such a large gathering was permitted amid the pandemic. The police are looking into it.”


NT Bureau