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Tamil Nadu has so far administered 43,003,500 doses of the vaccine. In picture - A health worker administers a dose of the Covishield vaccine at a vaccination camp in Chennai.(AFP)

Stalin writes to Modi seeking 5 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses per week

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 04:13 PM IST
“In our estimation, the state is easily capable of utilising 50 lakh vaccine doses every week,” the Tamil Nadu chief minister wrote, saying that in a week five lakh doses could be administered every day for six days and 20 lakh doses for a mega camp on the seventh day.
A mega Covid-19 vaccination drive will be organised in Tamil Nadu today. (File Photo / PTI)
A mega Covid-19 vaccination drive will be organised in Tamil Nadu today. (File Photo / PTI)

News updates from HT: Mega vaccination-drive in Tamil Nadu today

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2021 09:04 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Schools will initially reopen with 50% attendance and will strictly adhere to the measures necessitated to contain the spread of Covid-19.(HT File)
Schools will initially reopen with 50% attendance and will strictly adhere to the measures necessitated to contain the spread of Covid-19.(HT File)

Tamil Nadu to reopen schools for classes 9-12 from September 1

Reported by Divya Chandrababu | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 08:37 PM IST
  • Tamil Nadu will also allow medical colleges to operate from August 16 even as it has extended the lockdown with certain restrictions in place by two more weeks.
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin (File Photo)
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin (File Photo)

MK Stalin to launch 'doorstep healthcare' scheme in Tamil Nadu. Details here

Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 07:33 AM IST
The doorstep healthcare scheme in Tamil Nadu will be launched simultaneously across seven districts, including Chennai and Coimbatore, shortly after its launch today.
Tamil Nadu’s vaccination of elderly is even lower than Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the bottom two states in the Niti Aayog’s healthcare performance survey ((HT File))
Tamil Nadu’s vaccination of elderly is even lower than Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the bottom two states in the Niti Aayog’s healthcare performance survey ((HT File))

TN vaccination rate among elderly population lowest, says govt data

By Divya Chandrababu, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Tamil Nadu is lagging by a big margin in comparison with Himachal Pradesh, which tops the list in the country with 146 doses per hundred elderly people.
Chennai, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore, Erode and Cuddalore have recorded a surge in new cases.(Reuters)
Chennai, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore, Erode and Cuddalore have recorded a surge in new cases.(Reuters)

'Don't prescribe home quarantine': Tamil Nadu's new measure to check Covid spike

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:11 PM IST
  • State health minister Ma Subramanian said the health department took steps to identify the exact reasons behind the surge in new cases.
Tamil Nadu government extended lockdown in the state until 6am on August 9 with no new relaxations to the existing norms.(PTI)
Tamil Nadu government extended lockdown in the state until 6am on August 9 with no new relaxations to the existing norms.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown with existing norms until Aug 9

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:40 PM IST
In places where crowding of people could be seen continuously, the government has asked the collectors, corporation commissioners and the police to lockdown the area completely considering public welfare.
On Friday (July 16), 2,312 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu.(AFP)
On Friday (July 16), 2,312 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu.(AFP)

Tamil Nadu government extends Covid-19 curfew till 6am on July 31

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 10:47 PM IST
Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and industrial schools have been allowed to operate with 50% attendance at a time on rotational basis and by following Covid appropriate behaviour.
As many as 160,810 samples were tested on Friday for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu.(PTI | Representational image)
As many as 160,810 samples were tested on Friday for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu.(PTI | Representational image)

Tamil Nadu logs 4,230 new Covid-19 cases, 97 deaths in 24 hours

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2021 01:39 AM IST
As many as 4,952 people got discharged today, aggregating to 2,418,882 total recoveries so far.
In a major relief, the government has revoked the e-pass or the e-registration for people travelling between districts in the state.(ANI)
In a major relief, the government has revoked the e-pass or the e-registration for people travelling between districts in the state.(ANI)

Tamil Nadu lockdown extended by a week, e-pass for inter-district travel revoked

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 11:49 PM IST
The number of people allowed at marriages has been capped at 50 while the crowd allowed at deaths and funerals has been capped at 20, according to the latest order.
Chennai saw 249 people contracting the contagion aggregating to 5,32,759 till date. The number of Covid-19 related fatalities in the State capital also reached 8,191.(PTI)
Chennai saw 249 people contracting the contagion aggregating to 5,32,759 till date. The number of Covid-19 related fatalities in the State capital also reached 8,191.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu logs 4,481 new Covid-19 cases, 102 deaths in 24 hours

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 12:39 AM IST
As many as 23 districts reported new infections in double digits while there were no fresh deaths in 12 districts, the bulletin said.
Madras high court.(HT file photo)
Madras high court.(HT file photo)

Can Covid-19 shot be refused in public health crisis: Madras HC

By Divya Chandrababu, Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 06:25 AM IST
A bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy made this observation during the hearing of a public interest litigation regarding vaccination of people with disabilities.
Dhanush is currently in the US shooting for The Gray Man.
Dhanush is currently in the US shooting for The Gray Man.

Dhanush to spend 150 crore for his new Poes Garden home in Chennai: report

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 03:38 PM IST
  • Actor Dhanush will reportedly spend as much as 150 crore on his new four-storeyed home in Chennai's posh Poes Garden home. It is also the same locality as his father-in-law Rajinikanth.
The state government has divided all districts into three categories- Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 and different guidelines have been issued for them.(HT file photo. Representative image)
The state government has divided all districts into three categories- Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 and different guidelines have been issued for them.(HT file photo. Representative image)

Tamil Nadu extends Covid lockdown till June 28; allows certain relaxations

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Tamil Nadu has so far logged over 2.41 million cases and 31,015 deaths till now. On Saturday, 8,183 fresh cases were reported and 180 more people succumbed to the viral disease.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the chairperson of biopharma major Biocon(HT Photo)
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the chairperson of biopharma major Biocon(HT Photo)

Covid-19 has created an 'ecosystem' of innovation in India: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 08:13 AM IST
Covid, she, noted, has actually resulted in innovative vaccines being produced, such as Covaxin, Genova mRNA programme, and many other programmes that the Indian vaccine makers have licensed and developed in the country.
Beijing has enforced a zero-tolerance approach to Covid, and punishment to local officials for small outbreaks has become common practice.(REUTERS)
Beijing has enforced a zero-tolerance approach to Covid, and punishment to local officials for small outbreaks has become common practice.(REUTERS)

Chinese authorities launch probe over Covid-19 outbreak in Guangzhou

ANI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 05:05 AM IST
A task force of municipal and provincial Communist Party disciplinary officials have been set up, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, citing a report in Southern Daily.
Pedestrians walk past a wall mural representing awareness measures against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Navi Mumbai.(AFP)
Pedestrians walk past a wall mural representing awareness measures against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Navi Mumbai.(AFP)

Covid-19: West Bengal reports 3,984 cases of infection, 84 deaths

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2021 12:14 AM IST
  • India's total infections went up to 29,439,989 and the total death toll to 370,384 respectively.
Tamil Nadu on Friday extended the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) lockdown till June 21 on Friday but allowed a few concessions in a few districts following a drop in the number of positive cases in the state. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Tamil Nadu on Friday extended the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) lockdown till June 21 on Friday but allowed a few concessions in a few districts following a drop in the number of positive cases in the state. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

News updates from HT: Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown till June 21

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Health workers arranges a newly inaugurated Covid-19 coronavirus centre in Chennai. (AFP)
Health workers arranges a newly inaugurated Covid-19 coronavirus centre in Chennai. (AFP)

Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till June 21. All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 08:37 PM IST
The relaxations in the curbs have been allowed in 27 districts of Tamil Nadu after the state witnessed a dip in the number of positive cases.
Vehicles rush at Dak Bungalow road in Patna amid the coronavirus pandemic in Bihar, India on Wednesday, June.09, 2021. (Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)
Vehicles rush at Dak Bungalow road in Patna amid the coronavirus pandemic in Bihar, India on Wednesday, June.09, 2021. (Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)

Highlights: Karnataka reports 11,042 new Covid-19 cases, 194 deaths

UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 12:03 AM IST
India's Covid-19 numbers signal the receding second wave of the coronavirus disease pandemic which threw the country's medical health infrastructure out of gear in the last two months.
A health worker collects swab samples for the Covid-19 test. (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker collects swab samples for the Covid-19 test. (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Tamil Nadu's seroprevalence down from 31% in first Covid-19 wave to 23% in April

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 07:38 PM IST
  • The study was carried out by the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine across all districts except Chennai.
CM Stalin instructed the authorities to ensure proper vaccination is administered to all animal handlers and officials at the zoo where the first instance of Covid-19 was found among the lions.(Twitter/@mkstalin)
CM Stalin instructed the authorities to ensure proper vaccination is administered to all animal handlers and officials at the zoo where the first instance of Covid-19 was found among the lions.(Twitter/@mkstalin)

Covid +ve Asiatic lions at Tamil Nadu zoo on antibiotics; CM Stalin pays visit

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin, who visited the Arignar Anna Zoological Park on Sunday and took stock of the situation, directed the officials of Environment & Forest department and the facility to provide the best treatment to the infected lions as per protocols.
“After detailed discussions regarding the class 12 exams, and considering the welfare of the students, it has been decided to cancel the exams," Stalin’s tweet roughly translated from Tamil, read.(HT file photo. Representative image)
“After detailed discussions regarding the class 12 exams, and considering the welfare of the students, it has been decided to cancel the exams," Stalin’s tweet roughly translated from Tamil, read.(HT file photo. Representative image)

Tamil Nadu cancels Class 12 state board exams in view of Covid situation

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 10:24 PM IST
The decision was taken after three days of talks were held with stakeholders, including teachers, educationists and experts etc, according to a press release issued by the state government.
Tamil Nadu govt to provide <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 lakh aid to children orphaned by COVID-19(PTI)
Tamil Nadu govt to provide 5 lakh aid to children orphaned by COVID-19(PTI)

Tamil Nadu govt to provide 5 lakh aid to children orphaned by COVID-19

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has announced that children orphaned or those who lost either of their parents to coronavirus will be provided an assistance of 5 lakhs. Further, the state government will bear all expenses towards their education till graduation.
The CM further claimed the state is conducting aggressive testing in rural areas with rapid response teams going door-to-door and carrying out antigen tests.
The CM further claimed the state is conducting aggressive testing in rural areas with rapid response teams going door-to-door and carrying out antigen tests.

Covid-19: Continuous efforts gave unexpected results, says Adityanath

PTI | , Siddharth Nagar/basti
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 09:49 PM IST
The CM further claimed the state is conducting aggressive testing in rural areas with rapid response teams going door-to-door and carrying out antigen tests.
The finance minister also shared a release where the government busted seven myths around its handling of the coronavirus disease situation.(MInt)
The finance minister also shared a release where the government busted seven myths around its handling of the coronavirus disease situation.(MInt)

Trials of Covid-19 vaccine on children to begin soon in India: Sitharaman

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 05:47 PM IST
  • The company, which has offered 5 crore doses to India between July and October, recently held a series of interactions with Indian government authorities.
The Centre also termed a recent report by the New York Times (NYT) on the estimated Covid-19 death toll in India as “completely baseless and false”.(AP)
The Centre also termed a recent report by the New York Times (NYT) on the estimated Covid-19 death toll in India as “completely baseless and false”.(AP)

Covid-19 second wave on downswing in India: Govt

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 05:34 PM IST
The ministry also said that while Covid-19 testing has increased manifold, a steady decline in weekly Covid-19 positivity rate has been seen since the last three weeks.
A doctor examines a Covid-19 patient for black fungus infection. (PTI)
A doctor examines a Covid-19 patient for black fungus infection. (PTI)

Experts talk about myths, misconceptions around black fungus

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 03:25 PM IST
Symptoms of this infection depend on the part of the body which is infected. It most commonly infects the sinuses and brain resulting in a runny nose, one-sided facial swelling and pain, headache, fever, and tissue death.
Pramila Devi, 36, who is suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is treated by Doctor Aishwary Anand, at a government dispensary in Kaljikhal, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (REUTERS)
Pramila Devi, 36, who is suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is treated by Doctor Aishwary Anand, at a government dispensary in Kaljikhal, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (REUTERS)

Covid-19 Highlights: Maharashtra to promote Class 10 students amid pandemic

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 12:28 AM IST
  • India recorded 2,11,298 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, pushing the tally of cases to 27,369,093. 3,847 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours.
The WHO's European region reported the largest decline in new cases and deaths in the past seven days, followed by the southeast Asia region.
The WHO's European region reported the largest decline in new cases and deaths in the past seven days, followed by the southeast Asia region.

Covid-19 variant first detected in India found in at least 53 territories: WHO

AFP |
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 08:52 AM IST
  • The report said B.1.617 had shown increased transmissibility, while disease severity and risk of infection were under investigation.
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