With two more Covid19 positive cases, a woman and her daughter, reported on Tuesday, the total number has touched 34 in Puducherry.
Health Minister of the Union Territory Malladi Krishna Rao told reporters that the two were from Reddiyarpalayam in the Puducherry town and they had been admitted to the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College Hospital which is the designated Covid Centre.The peculiar problem of Puducherry is the uneven spread of the virus as enclaves are in neighbouring States.
Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy said Karaikal is in the green zone though situated in Tamil Nadu which has the second highest incidence of cases in the country. Yenam enclave in Andhra Pradesh is also in the green zone.But the Puducherry region and Maha enclave in Kerala are in orange.
While Malladi expressed concern over rise in cases, Narayanaswamy said health care professionals, ASHA workers and officials, including the police, have succeeded in containing the spread .The Chief Minister said the Centre had failed to provide sufficient health equipment like PPEs, face masks and ventilators to the Union Territory.He said the Centre should give adequate assistance to Puducherry to tide over the fiscal crisis caused by the lackdown of the last two months