Sec 144 in Chennai plus 2 districts
Tamil Nadu

Sec 144 in Chennai plus 2 districts

S.Murari

Health Minister C Vijayabaskar held consultations with concerned district officials through video conference on maintenance essential services and preparing goverment hospitals to isolate and treat patients referred to them as the number of positive case jumped to seven, four of them foreigners. They are two Thai nationals, a national from Spain and an Indian from New Zealand. They have all been quarantined.

To further curb travel, the government has suspended inner-state bus services till March 31.In the next stage, even inter-district services suspended.All long-distance and even Suburban train services have been suspended.Public and private firms have asked employees to work from home.Public sector and private banks have advised customers to go for online banking.With more and more going digital, mobile and landline internet services by stressed-out BSNL as well as private players like Airtel and Vodafone have been hit.

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