Tamil Nadu: Lockdown extends to August 9, Health Minister says cases on rise

Lav Agarwal, the Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary, had said while addressing a press brief on July 27 that 22 districts across India had reported an increasing trend in the COVID-19 cases.

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On Friday, the Tamil Nadu government had extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state up till August 9. As per the new order, no new relaxations have been given this time.

According to the order released by the government, the hotels, bars, and clubs, and Tasmac bars would remain shut. Prior to this, until July 19, the government had announced the extension of lockdown in the state.

In the state, theatres would remain closed until August 9.

M. Subramanian, Health Minister of Tamil Nadu, had said that the COVID-19 cases in the state were increasing over the past 3 days. He said that the number of cases had been increasing in the state for the last three days and the RT-PCR tests had increased. There were 1,859 fresh cases recorded by the state compared to the 1,756 cases. He mentioned that it was unfortunate that many people were not wearing masks and the vigilance at the TN-Kerala border had been increased.

There has been seen a rise in the COVID-19 cases by Kerala, as on Thursday, the state recorded 22,064 new cases, and with a positivity rate of 13.53 per cent.

Lav Agarwal, the Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary, had said while addressing a press brief on July 27 that 22 districts across India had reported an increasing trend in the COVID-19 cases.