Panel of experts submits report to TN govt on guidelines for prevention of infection post-May 3
In a tweet on Friday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that a panel of experts has submitted its report on guidelines to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the state post-May 3.
"The 17-member panel, which I set up to formulate guidelines for corona prevention in Tamil Nadu after May 3, consulted with experts and other organizations and submitted their interim report today," Palaniswami's tweet said.
The EPS government is to hold a cabinet meeting on Saturday to decide on a final draft of rules for the way forward once the lockdown is lifted on May 3. A final call on whether the lockdown will continue or lifted in stages will be taken during the same meeting on May 2.
Meanwhile, the state government has appointed senior bureaucrat Dr J Radhakrishnan as the special nodal officer for Greater Chennai. Dr Radhakrishnan will coordinate coronavirus-related issues with the commissioner of the Greater Chennai Corporation and other local teams. He is to be assisted by a team of five senior IPS officers.
Chennai has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the state, with 906 cases registered in the capital city so far. Also, the Chennai district has been classified as a red zone by the central government. The city has witnessed a major spike in confirmed cases over the last few days with over 100 cases being reported from Chennai each day.