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Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit tests positive for COVID-19, advised home isolation

DNA Sunday, 2 August 2020
The 80-year-old Banwarilal Purohit has been advised home isolation by the Kauvery hospital in Chennai's Alwarpet, as the COVID-19 infection is mild.
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DMK president MK Stalin was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Friday. Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered oath to 68-year old Stalin at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Along with the DMK chief, 33 other ministers from his party also took the oath. The names include 19 former ministers & 15 new faces excluding Stalin's son Udhayanidhi. AIADMK's O Panneerselvam, Congress' P Chidambaram, MDMK chief Vaiko attended ceremony. The ceremony witnessed adherence to Covid-19 guidelines including wearing masks. DMK had fought the elections with its allies & got an absolute majority on its own.

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The new Cabinet Ministry of Tamil Nadu took oath at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on May 07. Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath. DMK leader Durai Murugan took oath as Tamil Nadu Minister for Water Resources. DMK won recently held assembly elections by majority of 133 seats. DMK chief MK Stalin also took oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister today.

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DMK president MK Stalin arrived at the Raj Bhavan on May 05 to meet the Governor Banwarilal Purohit and stake claim to form the government. DMK leader RS Bharathi said, "Today, MK Stalin, TR Baalu and Durai Murugan met the Governor and gave a resolution. The date of swearing-in will be decided by the Governor."

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People rushed to liquor shop in TN's Coimbatore on May 08 to buy the liquor after a two-week lockdown announced in the state. The lockdown will start from May 10. On May 07, state reported 26,465 new cases taking total active infections to 1.35 lakh.

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Tamil Nadu govt decided to impose a lockdown for two weeks, starting May 10. Decision comes as daily cases of Covid-19 rise unabated across the country. During lockdown, residents can buy groceries, vegetables, meat products till 12 noon. Authorities announced that Amma canteens will also function during this period. Cabs, autos are allowed to ply for purposes of weddings, funerals, exams, jobs interviews. All government & private offices have been asked to allow their staff to work from home. Movement of healthcare workers, caregivers & volunteers has been allowed. However, they will need to show valid identity proof to police, if required. Until lockdown begins, all shops will remain open on Saturday, Sunday from 6am to 9pm. Tamil Nadu is among the 10 states that are reporting a spike in daily cases of infection. Tamil Nadu has over 1.3 lakh active Covid cases, while the death toll stands at 15,171.

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In wake of the rising COVID infections, Tamil Nadu government on May 08 announced two-week lockdown, starting from May 10, in order to break the transmission chain of COVID-19 virus. On May 07, the state reported 26,465 new cases taking total active infections to 1.35 lakh. Restrictions on big format shops, malls, the commercial complex will continue. All grocery shops will continue to work until 12 noon.

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Chennai Air Customs on May 08 recovered 251 grams of gold worth Rs 12.21 lakh from a passenger who reached airport from Dubai. The gold was found inside the cordless vacuum cleaner. The custom official seized the gold under Customs Act, 1962. Further investigation is on.

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MK Stalin visits Karunanidhi's memorial after taking oath as CM

Newly elected Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin on May 07 visited M Karunanidhi's memorial in Chennai. He paid floral tribute to former the CM. Stalin took oath as CM of TN at Raj Bhavan in Chennai today. DMK bagged 133 seats in the 234-member assembly.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin on May 07 took charge as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at the Secretariat in Chennai. He has signed an order to provide Rs 4000 to each family as corona relief, of which, first installment of Rs 2000 will be provided in the month of May. Newly elected CM took oath at Raj Bhavan in Chennai today. Before taking the charge of the state, Stalin paid floral tribute to his father M Karunanidhi at his memorial. DMK bagged 133 seats in the 234-member assembly.

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