TN Collectors empowered to ban unvaccinated people from public places

M Subramanian

Chennai: Tamilnadu Health Minister M Subramanian today said District Collectors can take a call on the banning of people who have not taken the Covid-19 vaccination from visiting public places.

Speaking to the media, he said the Department of Public Health has already issued a circular on this issue.

Subramanian added: ‘Any person can say no to the vaccine claiming that he has got good immunity. However, he carries the risk of spreading the Covid-19 infection to others. Hence, everyone is bound by the order of the Department of Public Health.’

The Minister also said that no case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been detected in Tamilnadu till Wednesday.

None of the 477 passengers, who were screened on arrival from high-risk countries till Wednesday night, have tested positive, the Minister said, after inspecting the new Covid-19 screening facilities set up at the Madurai international airport, following the out-break of Omicron in some countries.


NT Bureau