Chennai News Live: As Omicron cases rise, CM Stalin appeals to people to strictly follow Covid-19 norms – The Indian Express

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MK Stalin, after chairing a high level consultative meeting appealed to the people to fully cooperate with the government to curb the virus spread. (PTI/File)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Live News: As experts warned that of the Covid-19 cases related to the Omicron strain may increase if public gathered in large numbers during festivals, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin urged people to avoid crowding and follow Covid-19 protocols. Stalin, after chairing a high level consultative meeting, appealed to the people to fully cooperate with the government to control the spread of the virus.

With Tamil Nadu reporting 34 cases of Omicron variant so far and considering Christmas and New Year celebrations besides the harvest festival of Pongal next month, Stalin held a meeting of medical, public health experts and top officials at the Secretariat.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Friday issued a fresh set of comprehensive guidelines following the emergence of Omicron strain of the coronavirus and said that the norms should be strictly adhered to. Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine T S Selvavinayagam said the testing should be done for individuals who had taken up international travel during the last 14 days, healthcare workers with symptoms of Covid-19 and those patients having severe acute respiratory infection (SARI).

In other news, a consortium of CBSE-affiliated schools in Tamil Nadu has sought the nullification of the first phase of board exams for classes 10 and 12 this year, citing large-scale “corrupt and fraudulent practices” in a letter to Board officials in Delhi.

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