Two cured of Covid-19, discharged from hospital in Tamil Nadu
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Two cured of Covid-19, discharged from hospital in Tamil Nadu

By IANS Updated: Mar 29, 2020 6:28 pm

Chennai, March 29 (IANS): Two Covid-19 patients were discharged from a Tamil Nadu hospital even as the fifth day of the nationwide lockdown passed off peacefully in the state.

The government also began implementing the containment zone plan across the state.

According to state Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar, two persons who had returned from the US and tested positive for coronavirus were discharged from the hospital on Sunday, after testing negative for the presence of coronavirus.

Vijayabaskar said the two persons have been advised to be under home quarantine for next 14 days.

The total number of persons who had tested positive for Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu remained at 42.

Meanwhile, the day began with people crowding at vegetable and fish markets here and in other places, throwing away the caution of maintaining social distance to prevent the virus spread.

As the new timing regulations, stores selling essential items downed their shutters at 2.30 p.m.

According to Municipal Administration Minister S.P.Velumani, the containment zone plan has begun in the state.

As per the containment zone plan, officials would be marking out a seven kilometre radius from the residence of the person who had tested Coronavirus positive.

Within this radius, officials will check each house to ascertain whether anyone in the family show signs of coronavirus infection.

Meanwhile, 97 persons hailing from Jharkhand and West Bengal, who were stranded at the MGR Central Railway Station, were housed in a community centre here and were treated with good food and healthcare by the Greater Chennai Municipal Corporation.

By IANS Updated: Mar 29, 2020 6:28:32 pm