COVID ALERT! Wearing of masks mandatory in Chennai, Rs 500 fine on violation – India TV News

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Image Source : PTI/FILE Tamil Nadu Covid cases are on the rise

In order to tackle the rising number of Covid cases in Tamil Nadu and Chennai in particular, wearing masks have been made mandatory by the Greater Chennai Corporation. The violation will amount to Rs 500 fine order to be effective from tomorrow, the corporation said. 

In last 10 days, active Covid-19 cases have breached 6,000-mark in Tamil Nadu where Chennai had accounted for more than half the share.

Chennai and Chengalpet have been reporting majority of cases, while the remaining was spread in 33 of the 38 districts. The state capital leads among districts with more than 4000 active infections.

Meanwhile, India added 13,086 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,35,31,650, while the active cases increased to 1,14,475, the Union Health Ministry data stated on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 5,25,242 with 19 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.26 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98. 53 per cent, the ministry said. An increase of 611 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

90 per cent adult population fully vaccinated

Ninety per cent of India’s adult population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, as the total number of vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 198 crore on Monday.

More than 10 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Monday, according to health ministry data.

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In a tweet, Mandaviya said, “What an extraordinary feat! With PM @NarendraModi Ji’s mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Prayas, India achieves complete vaccination of 90% of its adult population. Way to go! We will win the battle against the pandemic together!”

So far, 6,057,990 precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to those in the 18-59 age group, the ministry said.

(With PTI inputs)

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