The Tamil Nadu government extended the existing COvid- 19 Restrictions and relaxations in the state till 15 December by Tuesday. The state allowed inter-state Public Transport between Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Earlier on Monday, the Tamil Nadu government has said that no case of the latest variant of Covid-19, ‘Omicron’, has been detected in the state so far and insisted that surveillance has been stepped up across the airports to prevent its spread here.
The StateLogged new 730 fresh cases of coronavirus and nine deaths by yesterday. The Cumulative Positives Climbed to 27,26,197 while the nine new fatalities pushed the overall toll to 36,472, according to a government bulletin here.
Coimbatore with 106 cases and Chennai (105) topped the Districts, while tenkasi and Theni recorded nil cases. Omicron was declared as a Variant of Concern by the World Health Organisation. According to an official release, he told the bureaucrats that no case of the said coronavirus variant has been detected in Tamil Nadu and said measures, including strict surveillance of international air travelers, expediting the vaccination program, and conforming to mask behavior was needed to check the spread of the virus.
“Omicron mutated corona has not been detected in Tamil Nadu so far,” it said. Meanwhile, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ma Subramanian said that in the wake of the emergence of the Omicron variant, ‘cluster areas’ were being monitored closely and samples being made to undergo Whole Genome Sequencing.