Chennai Hyderabad Live Updates: TN tally over 22.37 lakh; Telangana sees dip in cases

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: Till date, 13,13,878 males, 9,23,317 females and 38 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in Tamil Nadu.

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 20,421 positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state tally to 22,37,233. Among these, Chennai reported 1644 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,16,628. The state recorded 434 deaths on Sunday, putting the state toll at 27,005. 324 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 33,161 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 19,65,939.

Telangana continued to witness a downward trend in COVID-19 cases with 1,436 fresh infections being reported on Sunday, the lowest single day spike in two months. The tally now stands at over 5.91 lakh while the toll stood at 3,378 with 14 casualties, a bulletin said. The State has 27,016 active cases and over 97,000 were tested. The total number of cumulative cases in the state stood at 5,91,170 while with 3,614 being cured, the total recoveries were at 5,60,776.

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AIADMK top leader O Panneerselvam on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abolish the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and other similar examinations for all professional and other courses.

A day after Chief Minister M K Stalin urged Modi to cancel all national level tests like NEET and allow Tamil Nadu to fill professional seats, including the MBBS, based on class 12 marks, Panneerselvam backed the DMK government’s position.

Till her death in 2016, late AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa had strongly opposed NEET and AIADMK government (2011-21) opposed it all along and two Bills were also adopted in the Assembly in 2017 but to no avail, Panneerselvam said in a letter to Modi.

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In two separate incidents, the Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized about 12 kilograms of heroin worth around Rs 78 crore in the international grey market from two woman drug-peddlers at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

The two women passengers from Uganda and Zambia concealed heroin in their checked-in baggage.

The woman from Uganda was detained on June 5 when she came to the airport to collect her baggage which she claimed was missing. She had arrived in Hyderabad from Zimbabwe via Johannesburg and Doha a few days ago. Upon examining the baggage, the officials found white powder suspected to be a narcotic substance concealed in the sides. It was tested and found to be heroin.

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Naam Tamilar Katchi leader Seeman on Sunday demanded Amazon Prime Video to stop streaming The Family Man 2 web series as it allegedly misrepresents Tamils and distorts their Eelam liberation struggle. He expressed anguish over the series having been released on June 4 despite opposition from the Tamils across the world, and warned of massive protests if the screening was not stopped.

“If you fail to do so and ignore and disrespect our emotions, we Tamils across the globe may have to lead a massive campaign to boycott all Amazon services, including Prime Video,” he said in a letter to Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals at Amazon Prime Video, Mumbai.

Seeman said the series portrayed the Tamil Eelam freedom struggle “cheaply, intending to tarnish Tamils image.” It is condemnable that the web series has been made to sound like the voice of the Sinhala government which allegedly invaded, dominated and annihilated the homeland of the Tamils, he said.

Such series, he said, should never be screened as it contains “obnoxious content against Tamil and supports pro-Sinhala ideologies or any other race.” (PTI)

A total of 81 flights will be operated between Chennai and major cities today, with 41 arrivals and 40 departures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.

Telangana continued to witness a downward trend in COVID-19 cases with 1,436 fresh infections being reported on Sunday, the lowest single day spike in two months. The tally now stands at over 5.91 lakh while the toll stood at 3,378 with 14 casualties, a bulletin said.      

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 184 followed by Khammam (148) and Nalgonda (118), the bulletin said. 

The State has 27,016 active cases and over 97,000 were tested. The total number of cumulative cases in the state stood at 5,91,170 while with 3,614 being cured, the total recoveries were at 5,60,776. Cumulatively, over 1.58 crore samples have been tested. The samples tested per 10 lakh population were over 4. 26 lakh, the bulletin said.

The case fatality rate in the State was 0.57 per cent while the recovery rate in Telangana was 94.85 per cent. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu recorded 20,421 positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state tally to 22,37,233. Among these, Chennai reported 1644 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,16,628. The state recorded 434 deaths on Sunday, putting the state toll at 27,005. 324 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 33,161 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 19,65,939.

As of Sunday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 2,44,289. Till date, 13,13,878 males, 9,23,317 females and 38 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 2,87,21,659 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 1,74,982 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 271 COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 202 are private facilities.

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In two separate incidents, the Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized about 12 kilograms of heroin worth around Rs 78 crore in the international grey market from two woman drug-peddlers at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The two women passengers from Uganda and Zambia concealed heroin in their checked-in baggage.

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At an age when most people prefer to use an elevator or an escalator, a young Indian boy has displayed exceptional skills for climbing steps, breaking world records. Aadhav Sugumar has broken the Guinness World Records (GWR) for being the fastest person to climb 50 steps while hula hooping!

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