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Coronavirus | Positive cases in Tamil Nadu rise to 309

Workers stitch masks for police personnel during the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by the Central government as a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, in Chennai.

Workers stitch masks for police personnel during the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by the Central government as a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, in Chennai.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Of the 75 cases reported on April 2, 74 were returnees from a recent Tablighi Jamat congregation held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin West.

As many as 75 more people tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tamil Nadu on April 2 and the total count rose to 309, a senior official said and the tally is the second highest in the country.

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Of the 75 cases reported on April 2, 74 were returnees from a recent Tablighi Jamat congregation held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin West and another was a contact of a person infected earlier, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh told reporters in Chennai. A total of 264 persons who had attended the conference from the State in the national capital have tested positive for the contagion, she said.

 

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