A- A A+
Last Updated : Jan 25 2021 3:23PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
President Ram Nath Kovind asks countrymen to always respect valuable right to vote            PM Modi lauds extraordinary talent displayed by Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees            President Kovind to address nation today on eve of 72nd Republic Day            Centre releases 13th instalment of Rs 6,000 cr to states to meet GST compensation shortfall            Over 16 lakh people administered Covid-19 vaccines in country; COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 96.83 per cent           

State News

Aug 22, 2020
9:30AM

Contact tracing of COVID-19 patients will be a challenge if we allow public transport, says Tamil Nadu CM

@CMOTamilNadu
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy has said permitting public transport in the state at this stage will throw up challenges in contact tracing of Covid-19 patients. Public transport remains largely shut down in the state due to the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the total Covid infection in Tamil Nadu has surged past three lakh 67 thousand while the recoveries have crossed three lakh seven thousand. More than 72-thousand people were tested for the viral infection yesterday. Of them, close to six thousand people were found positive, including 1282 people in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy has hinted that resuming the stalled public transport is not in the immediate vicinity. Talking to reporters in Namakkal yesterday he said contact tracing would become difficult if unhindered public transport is allowed at this stage. Meanwhile, the state health minister Dr C Vijayabhaskar has said delayed arrival of patients for treatment by Covid-19 patients leads to more mortalities. He told media persons after dedicating 250 additional beds in the Super Multispeciality Hospital in Chennai that private clinics that refer Covid patients to Government Hospitals at the terminal stages are being issued notices. He said the best clinical practices being followed, and the important experiences witnessed in Government facilities are being shared with private hospitals as well, to help reduce mortalities. He also asked people to avoid taking lunch together as groups in workplaces to ward off the viral infection.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 25 (Jan) Midday News 25 (Jan) Evening News 24 (Jan) Hourly 25 (Jan) (1300hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 25 (Jan) दोपहर समाचार 25 (Jan) समाचार संध्या 24 (Jan) प्रति घंटा समाचार 25 (Jan) (1310hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 25 (Jan) Khabrein(Day) 25 (Jan) Khabrein(Eve) 24 (Jan)
Aaj Savere 25 (Jan) Parikrama 24 (Jan)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 24 (Jan) Samayki 1 (Jan) Sports Scan 24 (Jan) Spotlight/News Analysis 24 (Jan) Employment News 24 (Jan) रोजगार समाचार 24 (Jan) World News 24 (Jan) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 24 (Jan) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 16 (Jan) North East Diary 24 (Jan)