MK Stalin Says Will 'Knock' Court's Doors If TN Govt Doesn't Release COVID-19 Death Toll Within Two Days
DMK chief MK Stalin has attacked the Tamil Nadu government over the increasing coronavirus cases in the state. He asked that if there is no community transmission in the state then why are the cases increasing so rapidly in the state, especially in Chennai?
In a virtual press conference, Stalin asked the government the exact figure of coronavirus deaths. They have demanded the release of a committee report on the number of COVID-19 deaths in the past. Stalin said that the DMK would knock the doors of the court if the AIADMK-led state government does not release the correct death toll within the next two days.
DMK chief MK Stalin claims that on June 9, the Municipal Corporation Greater Chennai Corporation and the state government released figures of deaths which were different. He said that figures released by the Greater Chennai Corporation show that on June 9, there were 460 deaths in the capital Chennai while 244 were reported in government figures.
Meanwhile, CM E. Palaniswami held a meeting with health experts on the growing cases in Chennai. Experts have recommended tightening of the lockdown in the capital Chennai.
Since the fourth phase of the lockdown is over, the state is experiencing about 2,000 cases on an average every day. More than 71% of the total COVID-19 cases in the state are in Chennai. There have been 31,896 cases so far, in which 344 people have died.
The recovery rate of patients has also declined by 3.2% since the lockdown was relaxed.
In Tamil Nadu, 44,661 have been infected with the novel coronavirus so far. Of these, 435 patients died and 24,547 patients were cured. Now the number of active patients in the state has increased to 19,679.