With the number of Covid cases in Tamil Nadu declining to less than 25, the State government withdrew its notification issued on November 18, 2021, imposing restrictions. Henceforth, vaccination is not compulsory to enter public places, said a health department official.
TS Selvavinayagam, Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, said, in continuation of the recent reduction in number of cases and lifting of all restrictions by the Center and the State, achieving vaccination coverage of over 92 per cent and 75 per cent of first and second doses above 18 years, it has been decided to withdraw the notification issued earlier with immediate effect.
He asked the Director of Public Health, all District Deputy Directors, the City Health Officer in Greater Chennai Corporation, and other local bodies to ensure that people are encouraged to follow Covid appropriate behavior, including maintaining social distance, wearing face masks, hand washing and avoiding crowd.
He also asked the authorities to create awareness of the importance of vaccination and encourage the eligible to take the first, second and the booster dose, as the case may be.
Meanwhile, the number of daily Covid cases in the State on Sunday declined from less than 25 to 23. A total of 32 patients were discharged and the active cases were 284. A total of 23,799 samples were tested and there was zero death in the State . Chennai reported 12 new cases.
April 03, 2022