Chennai News Highlights: Tamil Nadu reports first Omicron case; state logs 640 new covid-19 cases – The Indian Express

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A health worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary, during a special vaccination drive at a school in Chennai, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Highlights:  A 47-year-old man who had arrived from Nigeria, along with six of his family members a few days ago, has tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, marking the first such case being reported in Tamil Nadu, according to the State Minister Ma Subramanian.

The passenger who arrived here from Nigeria via Doha on December 10 had tested Covid-19 positive and six of his family members too had tested positive for the virus, the Minister for Medical and Family Welfare said.

Meanwhile, The Madras High Court on Wednesday allowed the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and its former Law Minister C Ve Shanmugham to prefer an appeal against the recent ruling of a single judge quashing all the orders of the previous party-led government that enabled converting the residence of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa into a memorial.

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