Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin on Saturday directed officials to contain the spread of Covid-19 without any further surge. In an official statement, the Chief Minister said that the officials must make sure that treatment facilities are ready even as the virus has been found to be minimal.
The Chief Minister instructed the officials that the health, municipal administration, revenue, and disaster management departments take proper containment measures.
On Saturday, Stalin conducted a review conference with officials at the secretariat, and the general consensus was that everyone should be vaccinated. The first dose has a coverage of 93.82 percent, whereas the second dose has coverage of 82.94 percent.
The Chief Minister also ordered officials to run a public awareness campaign about the necessity of vaccination and to ensure that everyone is vaccinated.
“If a few persons are infected with the virus at work, festivals, weddings, meetings, and gatherings,” the official statement read, “the Chief Minister directs that all of them be examined, monitored continuously, and treated appropriately.”
The Chief Minister also urged officials to raise public awareness about the importance of following Covid-19 measures including as wearing masks, washing hands regularly, social separation, and proper testing, monitoring, treatment, and immunisation.
Covid-19 impact is being felt in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Coimbatore, and Tiruvallur districts. Covid clusters have also been reported from a few educational institutions in Chennai.
(with inputs from IANS)