One more death & 77 fresh cases: It’s ‘911’ in Tamilnadu

An aged woman died of Coronavirus pandemic in Tamilnadu, taking to toll to nine, even as 77 fresh positive cases were reported today, taking the tally to 911. Continue Reading

After meeting with PM, TN CM to decide on extending lockdown

On extending the lockdown in Tamilnadu beyond 14 April, State Chief Secretary K Shanmugam today said Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was studying the recommendations of the 19-member medical expert committee, which had suggested extending it by two weeks as the number of cases in the State were increasing every day. Continue Reading

Will arrival of testing kits increase corona cases in Tamilnadu?

With the numbers of coronavirus affected persons increasing each passing day in Tamilnadu, their population is expected to go up further in the days to come, thanks to the arrival of 50,000 testing kits. Continue Reading

TN CM video conferences with docs, Cabinet meet Saturday

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today chaired a meeting via video conferencing from the Secretariat with 19 medical teams deployed to control the spread of coronavirus. Continue Reading

Exporters seek Rs 30,000 crore interest

Industry body Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) has urged the government to immediately provide Rs 30,000 crore worth of interest-free working capital term loan to exporting companies for easing their working capital liquidity issues and prevent large- scale unemployment that could follow post-lockdown, especially in the labour intensive sectors. Continue Reading

Decision on lockdown extension in India tomorrow

The current lockdown, which is to end on 14 April, is likely to be extended, but with a few relaxations, multiple sources say Continue Reading

Lanxess India donates Rs 20 mn to PM Cares

To help fight the current coronavirus pandemic in India, specialty chemicals company Lanxess has donated Rs 20 million to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) as part of its CSR initiative. Continue Reading