Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Monday held consultations with the officials of the health and police departments regarding the measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID 19 at the Coimbatore-Kerala borders and the opening of schools and colleges.
In Tamil Nadu, 1,538 people have been diagnosed with COVID 19 in the last 24 hours and 22 people have died.
1,753 people have recovered. In this context, Chief Minister Stalin today held consultations at the Secretariat on measures to prevent the spread of corona infection in Tamil Nadu as the neighbouring state Kerala is facing a spike in the caseload.
The consultation was also on the lines of the necessary measures to be taken for the reopening of schools and colleges in the state from September 1(Wednesday). The discussion also included the impact in Coimbatore and Nilgiris districts due to increasing corona in Kerala. Precautionary arrangements were discussed at the meeting as classes 9,10,11,12 will begin on Wednesday.
Minister of Health and Family Welfare M Subramanian, Minister of School Education Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi and health officials were present.
It was also discussed how to identify the students with COVID symptoms and how to treat them.
Teachers have been instructed to vaccinate as a precautionary measure. It has also been suggested that schools and colleges should be fully sprayed with disinfectants.
Similarly, students are advised to adhere to social distancing.
Along with these, everyone ought to wear a mask as well.