CoronaVirus is ripping apart the economy and normal livelihood of millions across the globe. Hugely populous India is beginning to face the brunt of Level 2 and 3 transmission of the virus in the country. There has been a significant surge in the total count which mounts to 173, including four deaths. The major regions affected are Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi NCR Region and Rajasthan.
While the state governments brace for the worst, the Government of Tamil Nadu has taken some proactive measures like shutting down malls, theaters, mass gathering events, weddings and schools. This order will be in effect until 31st of March 2020.
CoronaVirus Tamil Nadu Live Updates March 19th
Tamil Nadu’s first Covid 19 positive patient has been discharged from the Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital, Chennai. He has tested negative and recovered from the ill-fated coronavirus. He will be in home quarantine for two weeks. Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar tweeted the good news recently. The patient was tested positive after his return from Oman. However, he was stable during the recovery process.
As of March 18th 12:00 Noon, Tamil Nadu does not have any news cases. However, the total count in India surged to 151. Maharashtra, Delhi NCR and Karnataka, Kerala were the major contributors.
#Coronaupdate: the first #Covid19 positive patient has been discharged from #RGGH,Chennai. He has completely recovered from the illness & back home.He will be home quarantined for 2 weeks. @MoHFW_INDIA #TNHealth #Vijayabaskar #TN_Together_AgainstCorona
— Dr C Vijayabaskar (@Vijayabaskarofl) March 18, 2020
Tamil Nadu CoronaVirus News Update March 19th 20:00 Hrs: One New Case Reported , Total Count is 3 so Far
Third positive case for Covid 19 has been registered in TN today evening. A 21 year old student from Dublin, Ireland tested positive and is in stable condition. More information about his whereabouts will be updated soon. He was screened on the 17th of March and was subjected to home quarantine. On 18th of March, he self reported to RGGH and is now tested positive.
#coronaupdate: 21 Y student from Dublin,Ireland tested positive for #Covid19. On his arrival on 17.3 @Chennai,he was screened & home quarantined.Y’day18.3 he reported to RGGH with symptoms.Samples sent for testing y’day,confirmed positive today. Pt is stable in isolation at RGGH.
— Dr C Vijayabaskar (@Vijayabaskarofl) March 19, 2020
No cases of domestic spread of nCoV-19 has been found in Tamil Nadu so far. The health minister, C Vijayabaskar expressed confidence in the state’s preparedness to combat the community spread stage.