Chennai is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest cultural, economic and educational centre of south India.
Union Ministers Amit Shah and BJP chief Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday turned off lights of their respective residences and lighted earthen lamps and candles on Sunday night in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to all to participate at '9 pm for 9 minutes' event to express solidarity with India's fight against COVID-19.
Tamil Nadu on Sunday reported 86 new coronavirus cases. Of them, 85 are reported to be linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi.
People turned off the lights of their houses and lighted earthen lamps across the country on Sunday night, responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's '9 pm, 9-min' appeal to defeat the coronavirus in the country.
With two more COVID-19 patients dying in Chennai, the death toll caused by the infection in the state has reached five on Sunday, state health officials said.
Another 73 people, who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu, state health secretary Beela Rajesh said here on Saturday.
One more person died in Tamil Nadu due to coronavirus taking the death toll in the state due to the disease to two.
Around 3,000 ventilators are available in Tamil Nadu to deal with COVID-19 patients, said state's Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar.
The Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service officers conducted a disinfection drive at the Chennai Royapettah General Hospital on Saturday. State Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar and Fire and Rescue Services DGP Sylendra Babu witnessed the disinfection drive.
A 51-year-old COVID-19 positive patient who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, passed away in Tamil Nadu's Viluppuram on Saturday, informed the State Health Department.
Robots have been deployed here at Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital to serve food and medicines to COVID-19 patients or possibly infected persons.