In the middle of the stringent measures, the state of Tamil Nadu has, on Saturday, reported with three new cases in its territory making the state record six positive cases for the Coronavirus, which has become a global pandemic and menace for the global countries.
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijayabaskar took to Twitter and revealed the latest developments in the state over the epidemic. He stated that three more positive cases have been confirmed and of these three cases, two are Thailand native and one from New Zealand. They have been quarantined and undergoing treatment in isolation. According to the Health Minister, all these six cases reported in the state were from different regions with travel histories.
The Minister further stated that the virus hasn't community transmitted. He asserted that the new cases were already quarantined under the radar of the health department and the screening has been enhanced at all channels of arrivals including railway stations, domestic arrivals, and interstate borders. Earlier, the minister convened a meeting with the Deans of the private medical colleges at DMS Campus in Chennai in order to access and review the preparedness for containing the virus.
The confirmation of more positive cases has come amid the restrictions imposed and measures installed by the state government. The government has ordered to shut down the schools, colleges, universities, malls, theaters, parks, tourist spots, temples and holy places, bars, and private establishments across the state as it has been coming through the severe lockdown.
The state government has on Friday said that it has suspended the bus, metro, and electric rail services on Sunday and appealed to the people to stay at home and refrain from unnecessary travels. The Chennai Corporation said that the beaches in the city would be closed till further orders with the view of observing social distancing and containing mass gatherings of the people.
Earlier, the state has reported with three cases - a 45-year-old man who arrived in the city from Oman, a 20-year-old man who arrived from Delhi, and a 21-year-old man who arrived in Chennai from the Irish capital of Dublin a few days ago. Of these three cases, a 45-year-old had recovered and discharged from the hospital while the other two have been quarantined and getting treated in the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai and the three fresh cases have put the numbers to a total of 5 cases which have been currently getting treated in the state.