Coronavirus outbreak: Tamil Nadu closes borders, constitutes task force

Topics Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu | China

Health workers disinfecting streets in Tamil Nadu | File photo
The Tamil Nadu government has closed its borders with Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka. The state has also constituted a task force to closely monitor the preventive measures against the virus outbreak.

A sum of Rs 60 crore has been allocated to beef up the efforts against the spread of the disease. However, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami has ruled out suspending the ongoing Assembly session, insisting that all legislators were being screened before entering the House. 

The number of Covid-19 positive cases detected in the State has gone up to seven, with a traveller from Spain testing positive, said the Tamil Nadu Minister for Health and Family Welfare C Vijayabaskar. 

The state government was among the first to launch measures to tackle Covid-19. On January 30, it had put under quarantine 78 people who arrived from China.

The Janata Curfew was extended to Monday morning 5 am.

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