Tamil Nadu: Five minsters to oversee work to stop Covid-19 spread in Chennai

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on June 05, 2020 Published on June 05, 2020

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami   -  The Hindu

Chennai has more than 9,0000 active cases

In a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Chennai, the State government has nominated five ministers to oversee the coordination and relief works done by the Greater Chennai Corporation and Field Support Teams (consisting of senior bureaucrats and police officers) in the city’s worst affected zones.

Out of the total 27,256 coronavirus positive cases in Tamil Nadu as on Thursday evening, Chennai alone had 18,693 cases. Of this, 9,459 persons have been discharged, leaving the number of active cases at 9,066 in the city.

D Jayakumar (Minister for Fisheries) will be in charge of zones 3, 4 and 5, KP Anbalagan (Minister for Higher Education) will be incharge of zones 13, 14 and 15, R Kamaraj (Minister for Food & Civil Supplies) for zones 8,9 & 10, RB Udayakumar (Minister for Revenue & Disaster Management and Information Technology) for zones 1, 2 & 6, and MR Vijayabhaskar (Minister for Transport) for zones 7,11 & 12, a Government Order issued by Chief Secretary K Shanmugam said.

Published on June 05, 2020
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