Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: Till date, 5,81,247 males, 3,81,652 females and 36 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in Tamil Nadu.

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 7987 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 9,62,935. Among these, Chennai reported 2558 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,74,734. The state recorded 29 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 12,999. Twenty two of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 4176 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,91,839.

In the poll-bound Nagarjuna Sagar assembly constituency in Telangana’s Nalgonda district, campaigning is on at full strength ahead of the polling scheduled for April 17. Meanwhile, the district is also surging ahead in terms of a sudden spike in the number of fresh Covid-19 infections. According to the Directorate of Public Health, Nalgonda district has recorded 570 new infections in the last 7 days, much more than its adjoining districts – Nagarkurnool, Yadadri, and Suryapet, which have recorded 261, 278, and 332 fresh infections in the same period. Rangareddy, the neighbouring district of Nalgonda (as well as of Hyderabad), has during the same period recorded 1,619 cases.

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The Madras High Court on Thursday warned that it would not hesitate to order the demolition of Semmancherry police station, allegedly being constructed on a city lake, and said the building shall not be put into use until further orders.

The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy gave a direction to this effect when a PIL from an NGO, Arappor Iyakkam, filed by its managing trustee Jayaram Venkatesan, came up.

The petition sought quashing of re-classification of land use of the Tamaraikkeni lake on Old Mahabalipuram Road to that of ‘institutional use zone’ and restore the water body in its original form. The interim prayer is to restrain the authorities concerned from continuing the construction of the police station.

The bench also directed the IIT-Madras to constitute a committee to find out the nature of the land on which the police station was being constructed and submit a report. (PTI)

Tangedco has announced a powercut in parts of Chennai from 9 am to 2 pm today to carry out maintenance work.

Here are the affected areas:

  • Napalayam: Manali New Town, Vichoor Sidco Estate, Kulakarai, Ezhil Nagar, Arulmurugan Nagar, Old and New Napalayam, Vellivoyal Chavadi, Kondakarai and nearby areas.
  • Avadi Kamaraj Nagar: Pudhu Nagar, Anand Nagar, Govarthanagiri Main Road, Kendriya Vihar, Vasantham Nagar, Vivekananda Nagar, Kamaraj Nagar and nearby areas.

The Telangana State Election Commission Thursday announced the schedule for elections to two municipal corporations and five municipalities in the state apart from elections to fill casual vacancies in municipalities.

Polls will be held between 7 am and 5 pm on April 30 and results will be announced after counting of votes on May 3.

Elections are due in Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation, Khammam Municipal Corporation, and also in the municipalities of Siddipet in Siddipet district, Atchampet in Nagarkurnool district, Nakrekal in Nalgonda district, Jadcherla in Mahabubnagar district, and Kothur in Rangareddy district. Elections will be held for 263 wards in the above municipalities and Municipal Corporations.

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Tamil Nadu recorded 7987 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 9,62,935. Among these, Chennai reported 2558 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,74,734. The state recorded 29 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 12,999. Twenty two of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 4176 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,91,839.

As of Thursday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 58,097. Till date, 5,81,247 males, 3,81,652 females and 36 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 2,08,79,495 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 95,387 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 262 COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 193 are private facilities.

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The Telangana State Election Commission Thursday announced the schedule for elections to two municipal corporations and five municipalities in the state apart from elections to fill casual vacancies in municipalities. Polls will be held between 7 am and 5 pm on April 30 and results will be announced after counting of votes on May 3.

READ | Telangana: Election schedule announced for two municipal corporations, five municipalities

With the Centre cancelling CBSE Class 10 board exams due to an alarming surge in coronavirus cases, DMK chief M K Stalin on Thursday wondered if it was the ‘right’ time to conduct the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for Post Graduate courses. NEET-PG 2021 is scheduled on April 18. In a tweet, Stalin, whose party is a vocal critic of NEET, pointed out at the cancellation of CBSE class X exams “due to the second wave” of covid-19.

READ | ‘Is this the right time to hold NEET PG?’ Stalin questions Health Minister

For assistance on COVID-19-related queries and mental health support in Chennai, citizens can contact the Greater Chennai Corporation’s (GCC) COVID-19 helpline 044 46122300 | Citizens can find the nearest GCC-facilitated COVID-19 fever clinic here | For lodging rain-related complaints and assistance during the monsoon, citizens can contact the GCC’s monsoon helplines 044 25384530 or 044 25384540 or the control room 1913 (available 24×7)

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