TN fully prepared to face Omicron: Stalin

Chennai: The entire State machinery is equipped to meet the situation arising due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Omicron variant, Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said at a virtual meeting of Chief Ministers chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the pandemic situation.

He assured the State’s support to the Centre’s efforts in managing the Coronavirus Omicron variant and said the State is fully prepared to manage the Omicron threat.

‘I have instructed all the officials to strictly enforce Covid-19-appropriate behaviour and protocols. The entire State machinery is ready to handle the situation. I assure you that Tamilnadu will stand with [you in] all your efforts towards managing this wave,’ Stalin said.

The CM added: ‘Today, 64 per cent of the eligible people have been fully vaccinated. We have also vaccinated 74 per cent of those aged 15-18. There is a very good response to the booster dose also.’

According to the Chief Minister, Tamilnadu had activated war rooms at the State and district levels, and Covid Care Centres had been set up in all cities where they were needed, he said.

‘We continue to follow national testing norms, and are using only RT-PCR.We have increased our RT-PCR testing capacity, oxygen generation capacity, oxygen storage and ICU beds,’ he stated.

‘The entire State machinery is fully ready to meet the situation. I assure you that Tamil Nadu will stand with all your efforts in managing this wave’, the CM told the PM.


NT Bureau