Authorities have been directed to crack down on violations of those or every other Covid-related protocols. Police and municipal authorities have been additional directed to make sure that measures in containment zones – which is able to now be demarcated at micro-levels – are strictly adopted.
International journey, restrictions on which had been yesterday prolonged by the DGCA, stays prohibited within the state, aside from these associated to important providers and permittted exceptions.
The state authorities has cautioned individuals over 65, these with co-morbidities, those that are pregnant, and kids beneath the age of 10 to take all obligatory and required precautions.
The state reported 486 new instances (and 5 deaths linked to the virus) over the previous 24 hours, the Health Department mentioned on Sunday evening, putting it among the many prime 5 states on each counts.
Overall the state has reported greater than 8.51 lakh instances – of which round 8.34 lakh are recoveries and round 12,000 are deaths – for the reason that pandemic broke in December 2019.
The variety of lively instances is across the 4,000-mark.
Starting Monday the second section of vaccination will start within the state (and throughout the nation), with individuals over the age of 60, and people over 45 however with co-morbidities, in line to get the shot.
The state can be getting ready to carry Assembly elections, with voting for its 234 seats scheduled to happen in a single section on April 6. The Union Territory of Puducherry, which is round 150 km from state capital Chennai, will vote for its 30 seats on the identical day.
On Friday the Election Commission confirmed that polling officers within the state could be eligible for precedence vaccination as a result of they had been categorised as frontline staff.