Coronavirus | Basic screening at home for those aged below 60

Greater Chennai Corporation has revised its COVID-19 management strategy, focusing on door-to-door screening, strengthening ambulance services, hiring doctors for telemedicine services, providing oxygen support and regulating private laboratories. Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi on Tuesday held a meeting with monitoring officials of the 15 zones of the city, in the presence of Municipal Administration and […]

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28,978 more people test positive, 232 die

State’s case tally crosses the 14-lakh mark; active caseload surpasses 1.5 lakh; 94,890 people inoculated Tamil Nadu on Monday logged 28,978 cases and 232 deaths, with Chennai recording the highest number of fatalities at 67. The State’s tally surpassed 14 lakh — so far, 14,09,237 people have tested positive for COVID-19. Its toll touched 15,880. […]

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Appavu to be Tamil Nadu’s new Speaker

Given that the DMK has a majority in the House Mr Appavu and Mr Pitchandi are likely to be elected for the two posts unopposed. The DMK on Monday announced that it would field M. Appavu, elected from Radhapuram constituency, for the post of Speaker of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for which election will be […]

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28,897 more persons test positive

Tamil Nadu reports 236 deaths; 1,44,547 patients are under treatment. COVID-19 infections spiked in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, with 28,897 people testing positive, taking the tally of cases to 13,80,259. Among those who tested positive were 14 passengers from Andhra Pradesh; nine from West Bengal; three from Bihar; and one each from Jharkhand and Karnataka. […]

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Back from the brink after 58 days

As COVID quickly swamped his lungs, this Chennai resident slipped into unconsciousness, before fighting back When Nagarajan tested positive for COVID-19 on October 31 last year, he was not worried. On his wife’s advice, the 54-year-old Chitlapakkam resident got hospitalised at a facility in OMR in Chennai. However, four days after admission, his oxygen levels […]

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