Omicron Tamil Nadu: Panneerselvam calls for Stalin to take 'appropriate action'

Chennai: O Panneerselvam, the Coordinator of the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and a former deputy Chief Minister, urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin to take "necessary action" to stop the spread of the Omicron type of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday.

According to Panneerselvam, "As of today, 45 Omicron confirmed cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu. Doctors advised that schools, colleges, government workplaces, banks, private businesses, and factories to use 100% face masks and adhere to community spaces, as well as take precautions to prevent crowds forming around New Year's Day." "As a result, I urge the Chief Minister to take proper steps to prevent the Omigran infection from spreading further by wearing masks, sticking to social gaps, and avoiding crowds," he added.

Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that 45 persons in Tamil Nadu have tested positive for the Omicron strain of COVID-19. 129 samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology for examination, and 16 patients are being treated, according to the Minister. The Health Minister stated during a press conference that all of these patients are asymptomatic and have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Minister, 194 people tested positive for COVID in Chennai yesterday, and the disease is fast spreading.

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