Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin takes ‘precautionary dose’ of COVID-19 vaccine


Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday took a ‘precautionary dose’ of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The nationwide campaign for healthcare workers, frontline workers and people aged 60 and above began on Monday. According to government data, 9,84,676 ‘precautionary doses’ of the Kovid vaccine were given on the first day. Of this, 5,19,604 were health workers, 2,01,205 were frontline workers, and 2,63,867 were above 60 years of age.

Tamil Nadu on Monday recorded 13,990 new COVID cases and 11 deaths in 24 hours. According to the state health department, Tamil Nadu currently has 62,767 active cases of COVID.

Yesterday, the Tamil Nadu government had also extended the COVID-19 restrictions till January 31 to contain the transmission of the virus. According to the order of the state government, people will not be allowed to go to all places of worship between January 14 and January 18. The state government also said that special inter-district buses for Pongal would be allowed to ply only up to 75 per cent. by seating capacity.

Night curfew in the state will continue till January 31 and will be effective from 10 pm to 5 am from Monday to Saturday. The complete lockdown will remain in force on January 16 (Sunday), except for essential services. This direction of the state government comes after Chief Minister Stalin chaired a meeting to review the COVID-19 and omicron situation across Tamil Nadu.

First published:January 11, 2022, 11:30 am

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