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Coimbatore turns into the Covid hotspot of Tamil Nadu

- January 25, 2022

Chennai, Jan 25 (BPNS)

The industrial and commercial city of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is turning into the Covid hotspot of the state with the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) on Monday recording 26.6%.

Coimbatore district collector G.S. Sameeran in a statement on Monday called upon the people of the district to strictly follow Covid appropriate behaviour to prevent the spread of the infection.

The Coimbatore district collector also called upon those who have not taken the vaccination and also directed those who are eligible for the second dose of vaccine to take the jab at the earliest. He said that vaccination facilities are available round the clock at ESI Hospital, Coimbatore Medical College hospital, and other taluk level hospitals.

The district collector also said that Greater Chennai Corporation had witnessed a surge much before Coimbatore and now the Covid cases are coming down in GCC.

The industrial areas of Coimbatore including Sullur and Pollachi have been temporarily closed down due to the surge in Covid -19 cases as well as the formation of clusters.

It may be noted that Coimbatore is the business town of Tamil Nadu with several industries including machine tools, spare parts, textiles, and other industries and business establishments thrive in the city. People from Tamil Nadu and Kerala throng the city for purchase purposes and hence the government has called for a strict vigil to prevent further spread of the disease.