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Five passengers who had returned to Chennai from UK have tested positive for COVID-19. Express Photo: Prashant Nadkar

Tamil Nadu Telangana Assembly Elections COVID-19 Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 1009 positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state tally to 8,14,170. Among these, Chennai reported 290 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,24,386. The state recorded 10 deaths on Sunday, putting the state toll at 12,069. All 10 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 1091 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,93154.

Meanwhile, 13 passengers who had returned from UK tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. A total of 93 contacts of the 13 patients have been tested. So far, 12 have tested positive and 76 contacts have tested negative, while the results of five more passengers are awaited.

In its first poll rally in Chennai, the ruling AIADMK on Sunday bluntly told ally BJP that it cannot make a dent in Tamil Nadu and ruled out accommodating the saffron party in the government if it won the assembly elections, due next year, and retained power. The BJP has to endorse Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s candidature for the CM’s post for the polls and agree to its other terms -like non-participation in government- and if not, should rethink of its 2021 electoral options, the AIADMK indicated at its meet.

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Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth. (File Photo)

Actor Rajinikanth has been discharged from Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. According to a medical bulletin, the decision was taken due to the Tamil superstar’s improved medical condition. Rajinikanth, who was admitted to the hospital following ‘severe blood pressure fluctuations’, has been advised complete bed rest for a week and minimal physical activity.

READ | Rajinikanth discharged from hospital, advised complete bed rest

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) board, the trust that manages the Balaji temple at Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati, which has lakhs of worshippers across India, will build a replica in Mumbai, with work scheduled to start early next month. The temple will be built in Bandra East on land allotted during the tenure of the previous the BJP-Sena Maharashtra government. It will cost around Rs 30 crore to build.

READ | Construction on city’s Tirupati Balaji temple to begin in Jan

For assistance on COVID-19-related queries and mental health support in Chennai, citizens can contact the Greater Chennai Corporation’s (GCC) COVID-19 helpline 044 46122300 | Citizens can find the nearest GCC-facilitated COVID-19 fever clinic here | For lodging rain-related complaints and assistance during the monsoon, citizens can contact the GCC’s monsoon helplines 044 25384530 or 044 25384540 or the control room 1913 (available 24×7)

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