The origin of a new cluster of cases in the Chennai, resolved to have the town’s biggest vegetable market

Written by Arun Janardhanan
| Mumbai |

Posted: May 2, 2020 at 8:22:50 am

In 176 of the cases were reported from Mumbai on Friday (Express photo by Prashant Nadkar/Representational)

A a new cluster of cases in the reporting from the international airport a link to the Koyambedu vegetable market, the City Corporation now has four more high-risk areas. The Tamil Nadu government has stepped up restrictions in the market operations, is prohibited from all private vendors out of the market-wholesale dealers and are.

Noting that the work of the corporation, the zones and was very high in the City, Corporation Commissioner G Prakash said that 65% of the cases were reported from only six districts in the areas associated with the market. “We have blocked the entry and exit in these areas, the supply of food and provisions to the front door and steps, the Chennai Metro Water has used the water tanks for houses without a pipe connection,” he said.

The government has also appointed J Radhakrishnan, the state’s revenue secretary in the office of the secretary of health for almost a decade, as the nodal officer of the Chennai city, in order to handle the situation.

Of the 203 new cases were reported on Friday 176 of them were from Mumbai, eight from Chengalpet, and in six of Tiruvallur, in the neighbouring districts of Chennai.

One of the corporation’s areas, Ambattur, 27 to Friday, 16 have been linked to a man who had been a platform for a supplier of selling vegetables at the Koyambedu market. “Thirteen people, including his family, relatives, and neighbors are testing positive right now,” an official said.

In Valsaravakkam area with 39 cases, 17 of which were linked to the Koyambedu market. “All of the 17 cases were people who were store owners, vendors, and workers in the Koyambedu market place and with their family members,” said an official in charge of the area.

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If the city currently has 906 active-Covid-19 cases and “about 98 percent of these cases are asymptomatic,” said the Commissioner, Prakash, and the government was trying to think of a new strategy Friday to contain the situation in the city’s densely populated areas, even if the situation in the country seemed to be under control.

A 26-year-old medical sales representative and the five members of the family, and three of the firefighters who was working in the disinfection of the city’s high-risk zones of Royapuram and Washermanpet are included among the cases in the Ed.

In Karur, a district which had been reported in 42 cases, and in discharge of any and all of them, after the treatment, a strong case for a 25-year-old, who worked in the 108 ambulance services have been identified.

In the mean time, in Chennai’s Kilpauk Medical College, is a 22-year-old woman, a house, a surgeon, was found dead in her room on Friday morning. According to the hospital records, they had taken the samples for the Covid-19 test. A hospital official said the death of the doctor, was employed at the department of pregnant women, and it was to stay in the hostel for a week. The police and the hospital administration has failed to reveal the cause of her death as the post mortem report as soon as possible.

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