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Complete lockdown in Tamil Nadu on Jan 23 as Covid cases continue to rise

Tamil Nadu recorded 28,561 new Covid cases on Thursday taking the state's infection tally to 30,42,796.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
Chennai Updated on: January 21, 2022 16:48 IST
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Complete lockdown in Tamil Nadu on January 23.

Highlights

  • Tamil Nadu announces complete lockdown in state on Sunday, January 23
  • The decision has been taken in view of rising Covid cases in the state
  • The state govt had earlier announced night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am on all days

Tamil Nadu Lockdown news: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday announced that there will be a complete lockdown in the state on Sunday (January 23). The decision was taken due to rising Covid cases in the state. 

Tamil Nadu recorded 28,561 new Covid cases on Thursday taking the state's infection tally to 30,42,796.

Earlier this month, the state health department had issued new testing guidelines to prevent and control the spread of coronavirus and its new variant Omicron.

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Accordingly, all persons with symptoms like fever, cold, cough, breathlessness, etc., along with contacts of RT-PCR positive Covid cases should be tested. All other asymptomatic contacts need not be tested.

As per the guidelines, patients isolated in Covid care centres or put up in home isolation will stand to be discharged and end isolation after at least seven days from the onset of symptoms or date of sampling and has no fever for three consecutive days.

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Re-testing is not required for discharge from home isolation or the Covid care centres.

However, the hospitalised severe cases should be discharged after clinical recovery, a health officer said.

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