In a tweet, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced that the state has signed MoUs with 17 institutions for investments worth Rs 15,128 crore and to create 47,150 jobs in Tamil Nadu.
Chennai alone accounted for 66 per cent of the total cases on Wednesday, reporting 559 cases. Six people fell to the virus on Wednesday as the death toll went up to 133.
The No 18 Squadron, formed in 1965 with the motto “Teevra aur Nirbhaya” meaning “Swift and Fearless,” “actively participated” in the 1971 war with Pakistan and had earned the sobriquet “Defenders of Kashmir Valley” by being the first to land and operate from Srinagar. The Squadron was “resurrected” on April 1 this year at Sulur.
As of 8 am on Tuesday, Royapuram has 2065 positive cases, while Alandur (Zone 12) has the least number of cases with 132.
In the highest single-day jump in the state, 805 new cases were recorded in Tamil Nadu on Monday. While briefing the media via video conferencing, state health minister C Vijayabaskar said 88 per cent of the Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu are asymptomatic.
According to a PIB (Defence Wing) release, the squadron “Flying Bullets” will be operationalised at the Sulur Air Force Station on Wednesday. The Squadron will be equipped with LCA Tejas FOC (final operation clearance) aircraft and will be the second IAF Squadron to fly LCA Tejas,” after the 45 Squadron based at Coimbatore.
The Madras High Court on Saturday granted conditional bail to 12 people who had been arrested on April 20 for preventing the burial of the body of a neurosurgeon from Chennai who had died of COVID-19.
On Saturday, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, while announcing that salons and beauty parlours can reopen from tomorrow, said the businesses should ensure both workers and customers wear masks and strictly enforce social distancing in the work place.
Autos and cycle rickshaws outside the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police and carrying only one passenger and driver each will be allowed to start operations across the State from Saturday between 7 am and 7 pm.
“Joining BJP is like falling into my mother’s lap. It will take good care of me,” former DMK deputy general secretary VP Duraisamy said.
The field workers will track 300 homes from Saturday and advise residents on the importance of social distancing, wearing masks and washing their hands with soap and water to maintain hygiene.
Of the total cases, 557 people tested positive in Chennai.
Tamil Nadu Minister for School Education K A Sengottaiyan said that the government will make all necessary arrangements for students to write the exams without any hurdle. Not more than 10 students will be allowed to take up the exam in one classroom.
Tamil Nadu & Puducherry lockdown guidelines: There have been no relaxations in restrictions across containment zones and 12 other districts, including Chennai. Movement of people across the state has been restricted between 7 pm and 7 am except for emergencies.
Tamil Nadu recorded 11,224 COVID cases till Sunday, the largest number after Maharashtra. However, the state’s death rate of .67 is lower than that of Maharashtra, Gujarat and several larger states, Vijayabaskar pointed out.
As per the guidelines issued by the TASMAC, liquor shops were provided with tokens in seven different colours. Each liquor shops were instructed to disperse only 500 tokens per day.
The bench observed though the governments have taken care of every section of the society to the maximum extent possible, the guest workers and agricultural workforce were neglected. This was evident from the reports of the print and visual media in the past one month.
According to a circular issued by the Tamil Nadu government, the workforce will be halved to ensure social distancing and continue regular functioning of the offices.
Tamil Nadu on Thursday reported 445 new COVID-19 cases, of which Chennai accounted for 363 cases. The number of cases reported on Thursday is the lowest the state has reported in the past 10 days.
Tamil Nadu reported 509 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday with 380 cases being reported from Chennai alone.