Chennai, Oct 15 ( BPNS)
Tamil Nadu police and health department has stepped up the security at check-posts bordering Kerala as large number of people are reaching the state during Pooja holidays. The state health department has stepped up the security and checking at the check posts that border Kerala.
With Tamil Nadu announcing the opening of playschools, kindergartens, and anganwadis from November 1 onwards, the state health department does not want to take any chances.
Health department and police officials are conducting checks at borders in Walayar, Kanyakumari, Gudalur, and other areas bordering Kerala. A negative RTPCR report taken 72 hours within the journey to Tamil Nadu is necessary. Fully vaccinated people are also allowed entry.
While the Covid cases in Kerala have also come down, it reported 9246 fresh cases on Thursday as also 96 deaths while the fresh Covid -19 cases in Tamil Nadu 1259 fresh cases while 20 people succumbed to death on Thursday.
A senior Tamil Nadu health department official while speaking to BPNS said, “ Kerala is recording more than 6 times Covid -19 positive cases than our state and how can we not beef up our security and checking at the borders adjoining Kerala. We are opening our schools and all other public spaces including beaches on Sundays. We have strict instructions from the top to have tight security at the checkposts bordering Kerala.”
With Tamil Nadu Chief Minister announcing opening up of all public spaces including beaches on all days and cinema theaters also opened, the state health department does not want to take any risks by lowering guard.
Dr. Manimekhalai, Professor of Microbiology in a private medical college at Chennai while speaking to BPNS said, “ The state of Tamil Nadu is not taking any risks as the state is opening up Anganwadi’s, kindergartens, and playschools.”