Coronavirus update: Tamil Nadu to lock down Chennai, 3 other districts

ICMR distances itself from study suggesting November peak

By DTE Staff
Published: Monday 15 June 2020

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami June 15, 2020 announced a full lockdown of state capital Chennai as well as Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpet districts. 

  • Earlier, Delhi CM Arvind kejriwal said his government wasn’t considering another lockdown of the national Capital.


  • Delhi had more than 41,000 cases by June 14 while Chennai’s had about 32,000, according to private aggregator
  • The Indian Council of Medical Research June 15 sought to distance itself from a study that suggested that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak would peak in India only in November.
  • The rising number of Indians being infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus continued unabated with 11,502 new cases on June 14, 2020, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

  • The ensuing COVID-19 disease claimed 325 lives Sunday.
  • The country’s death toll so far has been 9,520.
  • India’s total casecount was 332,424. Among them, 153,106 were active cases.  
  • Maharashtra’s death toll was 3,950 from a total 107,958 cases.
  • Gujarat’s toll was the second-highest at 1,477 (from 23,544 cases) while Delhi was at 1,327 from 41,182 cases.
  • Tamil Nadu had the second-highest casecount at 44,661.
  • Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have recorded more than 10,000 cases.  
  • One person tested posuitive for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) June 11, 2020 in Beijing. The patient had no travel or contact history, the World Health Organization said June 14. 
  • 77 lab-confirmed cases have surfaced in the cluster (June 11-14); two of whom of have been Liaoning province.
  • Another 46 cases without symptoms have been identidified.
  • Initial symptomatic cases were identified from presentation at 6 fever clinics; most were linked to the city’s Xinfadi Market.
  • Those working in market, visited it or live nearby are being traced; they will be tested: WHO.
  • Six wholesale food markets in the Chinese capital have been fully or partially shut down.
  • The world’s most populous contry has brought back some public restrictions.
  • The latest spurt has taken China’s tally of COVID-19 cases to 83,132.
  • India, meanwhile, has crossed the 300,000 mark, only behind Russia, Brazil and the United States in case count.
  • Other countries that reported a large number of cases in a day included Chile, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Bangladesh, Iran, Colombia, Egypt, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Oman, Argentina, Iraq and Qatar, according to private aggregator Worldometers,info
  • The global tally was fast approaching the 8-million mark, 3.4 million of which were active cases.
  • The world has lost 435,168 lives yet in the pandemic.
  • Within the country, Maharashtra has already crossed the 100,000-cases mark, according to the Union health ministry.
  • Tamil Nadu had more than 42,000 cases while Capital Delhi had nearly 39,000. 

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