Tamil Nadu opens vaccination drive to kids over 15 today – Times of India

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CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu will begin vaccinating children between the ages of 15 and 18 from Monday against the coronavirus and has identified more than 33 lakh who are eligible.
As cases rise, the state plans to restrict hospitalisation for those with the Omicron variant to five days as most patients tested negative after the third or the fourth day. Medical teams will virtually monitor patients, who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic, under home isolation (UK-model), said health minister Ma Subramanian.
Meanwhile, acting Chief Justice M N Bhandari, in an order on Sunday, said the Madras high court will not resume physical hearings from January 3 as was announced. All hearings will be conducted in virtual mode till further notice, the order said.
15 lakh take Covid vax at mega camp on Sunday
The issued orders owing to a spurt in Omicron variant of coronavirus. The orders apply to the functioning of the Principal Seat here as well as the Bench in Madurai and all the subordinate courts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, said a notification from P Dhanabal, Regsitrar General of the Madras High Court.
Subramaniam, after inaugurating the 17th mass vaccination camp on Sunday, said the third wave, fuelled by Delta and Omicron variants across the world, has affected the entire world like a tsunami. More than 15 lakh adults were vaccinated on Sunday.
Chief minister MK Stalin will inaugurate the vaccination programme for children at a government high school in Saidapet.
On Sunday, the state recorded 1,594 new cases — a 7% increase compared to the previous day. Almost half the patients were from Chennai (776).
The Greater Chennai Corporation once again started to increase the number of tests, door-to-door surveillance, and assistance through tele-counselling centres.
Gagandeep Singh Bedi, GCC Commissioner, said that they will reopen 22 screening centres and 20 car ambulances will take patients and their contacts to health centres. The number of samples tested every day will be increased to 30,000.
Already facilities with 1,000 beds each have been set up in places such as Injambakkam and Manjambakkam. Similarly, the Chennai Trade Centre and Victoria Hostel will also be soon ready for treating Covid-19 patients, said GCC authorities.
The issued orders owing to a spurt in Omicron variant of coronavirus. The orders apply to the functioning of the Principal Seat here as well as the Bench in Madurai and all the subordinate courts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, said a notification from P Dhanabal, Regsitrar General of the Madras High Court.
Subramaniam, after inaugurating the 17th mass vaccination camp on Sunday, said the third wave, fuelled by Delta and Omicron variants across the world, has affected the entire world like a tsunami. More than 15 lakh adults were vaccinated on Sunday.
Chief minister MK Stalin will inaugurate the vaccination programme for children at a government high school in Saidapet.
On Sunday, the state recorded 1,594 new cases — a 7% increase compared to the previous day. Almost half the patients were from Chennai (776).
The Greater Chennai Corporation once again started to increase the number of tests, door-to-door surveillance, and assistance through tele-counselling centres.
Gagandeep Singh Bedi, GCC Commissioner, said that they will reopen 22 screening centres and 20 car ambulances will take patients and their contacts to health centres. The number of samples tested every day will be increased to 30,000.
Already facilities with 1,000 beds each have been set up in places such as Injambakkam and Manjambakkam. Similarly, the Chennai Trade Centre and Victoria Hostel will also be soon ready for treating Covid-19 patients, said GCC authorities.

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