Reservation of tickets for the two special trains will begin from September 10 at 8 am, said a release from Southern Railway. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News September 7, 8 Highlights: The Southern Railway on Monday announced that two more special trains, Chennai Central – New Delhi – Chennai Central Superfast Express Special (Daily) and Chennai Central – Chhapra – Chennai Central Superfast Express Special (Bi-weekly) will resume operations from September 12.
Reservation of tickets for the two special trains will begin from September 10 at 8 am, said a release from Southern Railway.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 5776 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 4,69,256. Among these, Chennai reported 949 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,42,603. Tamil Nadu recorded 89 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 7925. 82 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 51,215. Till date, 2,83,073 males, 1,86,154 females and 29 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.
According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 53,79,011 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 80,503 samples having been sent yesterday.
The state discharged 5930 patients following treatment Monday, putting the total number of recoveries at 4,10,116.
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Passengers purchase tickets at a railway station in Chennai as train services are set to resume from September 7. Express Photo: Srinivas K
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Friday promulgated an ordinance making violation of Covid-19 lockdown guidelines and preventive measures, like wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing, compoundable offences. Based on the proposal sent by the state government, Governor Banwarilal Purohit promulgated the Tamil Nadu Public Health Act, 1939 (Second Amendment) Ordinance 2020 to carry out amendments to the Tamil Nadu Public Health Act, 1939 (Tamil Nadu Act III of 1939).
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The government on Friday also released details about the fine to be levied on the lockdown violators. Those who violate quarantine measures will have to pay a fine of Rs 500. For not wearing masks, one has to pay Rs 200, and if found spitting in public places, a fine of Rs 500 will be imposed. If anyone is found violating the SOPs in salons and spas, gymnasium, commercial establishments or any other such places, they will need to pay Rs 5,000 as a fine amount.
The CMRL officials said the air conditioning in trains and stations shall be run following protocols prescribed by CPWD/ISHARE (Indian society for refrigeration and air-conditioning). Passengers are advised to stand on alternate steps on escalators.
According to CMRL, seats and station platforms have been marked X to indicate where passengers can sit/stand to ensure physical distancing. Two entrances of the Metro stations will be opened initially. And based on demand, the opening of other entrances of the stations will be explored. Lifts shall be shared only with 2 to 3 persons at a time and usage of lifts shall be encouraged for aged and persons with disabilities only.
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