Tamil Nadu Covid News Live Updates: A mother-daughter duo tested positive for Covid-19 at Madurai Airport on their arrival from China via Colombo on Wednesday, a senior health officials confirmed. The woman, hailing from Virudhunagar near Madurai, and her daughter were subjected to RT-PCR test at the airport when they landed on Tuesday and the results turned positive for coronavirus, the official said. Both are under home isolation in Virudhunagar. Their samples would be sent to the state lab for whole genomic sequencing.
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has called for a Bandh in Puducherry today for the UT’s statehood. AIADMK secretary (East) A Anbalagan was arrested this morning as a precautionary measure. Many shops remained closed in the Union Territory. Public were made to wait for a longer time as many busses except Puducherry government busses didn’t operate. Security has been beefed up in several areas to prevent any untoward incident.
In other news, during his visit to Coimbatore on Tuesday, BJP national chief J P Nadda alleged that the state was not in safe hands. He accused the ruling DMK of ensuring only the interest of one family was promoted. “The DMK is hardly concerned about the well-being of the nation as it was keen that only one family prospered,” he said and appealed to the people to “change hands” so that the state also prospered.
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