Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates: 17-year-old girl commits suicide in Thiruvallur school hostel – The Indian Express

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The health department started the mass vaccination programme in the state on September 12 last year. (Source: Twitter/Ma Subramanian)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates, July 25: Weeks after a class XII girl died in the hostel of a private school near Chinnasalem in Kallakurichi, a similar incident has been reported at the hostel of a government-aided girls higher secondary school near Kilacheri at Thiruvallur. According to sources, a 17-year-old girl, a resident of Tiruttani who had been staying in the hostel, had allegedly taken the extreme step when she was alone in her room on Monday morning. The family and the relatives soon resorted to road blockade near Tiruttani- Pothatturpettai road.

In other news, Tamil Nadu on Sunday inoculated 18.08 people against Covid-19 in the 32nd mega vaccination exercise in the state, the health department said. A total of 1,41,985 people received the first dose, 5,49,164 the second dose, while 11,17,451 people received the precautionary booster dose, an official release said.

Tamil Nadu on Sunday reported 1,945 new Covid-19 cases including a returnee from Andhra Pradesh. The overall tally now stands at 35,32,343, the health department said, adding new infections dropped below 2,000 mark after few weeks. Recoveries grew to 34,78,902 as 2,379 people got recuperated from the virus in the last 24 hours, leaving 15,409 active cases, a medical bulletin said here.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates, July 25: Mega Vaccination drive: 18.08 lakh people given jabs in state; watch this space for all news updates for the day.