Noting that Tamil Nadu had been underneath a lockdown for almost 105 days, Chief Minister Edappadi Ok. Palaniswami on Tuesday hinted that there might not be one other shutdown, thereby placing the onus on the general public to stick to security norms to stop the unfold of COVID-19.
When requested if there can be one other lockdown, he stated, “I believe there isn’t a probability of it [happening]. It’s utterly within the palms of the folks… In the event that they comply with the norms laid down by the federal government, COVID-19 transmission will decline progressively, and there’s a probability that normalcy will return.” He underscored the necessity for folks to put on masks and keep bodily distance and private hygiene. He was interacting with journalists after inaugurating a COVID-19 facility on the Nationwide Institute of Ageing in Guindy, Chennai.
“Livelihood is an enormous problem. On the one hand, we have to stop the unfold of the an infection. On the opposite, it’s the authorities’s responsibility to make sure livelihood of the folks. We have now been underneath lockdown for almost 105 days, and persevering with it would have an effect on livelihood and result in an financial slowdown. That’s the reason we’ve taken measures to manage COVID-19 as a lot as potential by the lockdown, even whereas guaranteeing livelihood of individuals. It has fetched good outcomes,” he stated.
He stated the whole lockdown had led to a gradual decline in recent circumstances within the Larger Chennai Company limits. “Instances have dipped within the final two days. The outcomes will begin displaying progressively,” he stated. He reiterated that there was no group transmission within the State. Mr. Palaniswami stated 10,000 individuals with COVID-19 signs have been recognized by fever camps in Chennai.
A complete of 22,595 beds have been prepared at authorities hospitals and 9,073 at non-public hospitals throughout the State. In complete, there have been 31,668 hospital beds within the State, he stated.
The COVID-19 facility on the Nationwide Institute of Ageing has 750 beds. Mr. Palaniswami stated 100 docs, 90 workers nurses and 100 hospital employees had been posted on the facility.
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