Daily Virus Death Toll Climbs In Tamil Nadu
Gulf Today|April 19, 2021
CHENNAI: Thirty-nine virus patients died in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, even as the new cases hit 9,344, officials said on Sunday.
Nirmala Joseph

The state’s total number of COVID-19 cases was reaching a million: on Sunday it stood at 9,80,728. Altogether 13,071 people in the state have died in the pandemic.

Chennai registered 2,884 new cases on Saturday.

Greater Chennai City Corporation (GCC) Commissioner G. Prakash told the media that stringent measures will be enforced to control the pandemic. “There’s a lack of discipline,” he said.

“There are a lot of rumors about a lockdown, but that won’t happen. More severe restrictions will come on wedding events, restaurants, mourning ceremonies, and religious venues.

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