Chennai News Live Updates: TN to seek Centre’s nod to test all international returnees after 7-day home quarantine – The Indian Express

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Ma Subramanian said he would write a letter to the Centre in this connection stating passengers should mandatorily undergo RT-PCR testing on completion of home isolation and only then they should be allowed to go out in public.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Live News: As many as 28 people who have arrived from ‘high-risk’ and ‘non-risk’ countries have tested positive for both Covid-19 positive and S-gene drop to date, thereby raising the suspicion of being infected by Omicron, Tamil Nadu Minister Ma Subramanian said on Friday. The Minister for Medical and Family Welfare said the samples of the 28 passengers have been sent for genomic sequencing.

Talking to reporters in Chennai, Subramanian said he would seek the Centre’s approval to hold mandatory RT-PCR tests for passengers arriving from ‘non-risk’ countries on completion of their seven-day home quarantine. Currently, travellers arriving from ‘high-risk’ countries undergo RT-PCR testing at the international airport while the Health Department randomly conducts RT-PCR sampling of 2 per cent of passengers arriving from ‘non-risk’ countries.

Meanwhile, days after the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court quashed an FIR filed against YouTuber Maridhas by the Madurai city cybercrime police, Tamil Nadu police arrested him in the third case, which was registered by the previous AIADMK regime over a video he posted against the Tablighi Jamaat.

In other news, The Tirunelveli police Friday arrested three people in connection with the deaths of three students after a wall collapsed at a government-aided school on SN High Road.

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