Amid Covid-19 crisis, Tamil Nadu further suspends bus services till July 31
Tamil Nadu, second worst-hit state in India, has reported over 1.3 lakh coronavirus cases till date.Updated: Jul 13, 2020 18:40 IST
In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases in the state, the Tamil Nadu government has suspended bus services further till July 31. Earlier, the bus services were suspended till July 15 amid the coronavirus crisis. With nearly 1.4 lakh coronavirus cases, Tamil Nadu is the second worst-affected state in the country. While nearly 40,000 patients in the state have recovered from Covid-19, the death toll nears 2,000.
Meanwhile, neighbouring state Karnataka plans to operate 800 buses from Bengaluru. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has planned to operate 800 buses from Bengaluru to other places in the state on Monday and Tuesday ahead of the seven-day lockdown. The state government has decided to impose the lockdown between July 14 and July 22 after registering a sudden spike in the cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
The state government on Monday issued a circular advising strict home isolation/quarantine for people get tested for Covid-19 and are awaiting their test result.
Karnataka’s health minister B Sriramulu said on Sunday that the number of cases in the state would double in the next 15-30 days and next two months would be a big challenge for the state government to combat the infection. Karnataka recently overtook Uttar Pradesh as the fifth worst-affected state in the country reporting over 38,000 coronavirus cases till date. The state has registered more active cases of coronavirus than that of Delhi and Gujarat.