150 vegetable vendors from Chennai's MGR Market to undergo COVID-19 testing!
The number of people being affected by the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus has been going up in Tamil Nadu. Though the state has been conducting stringent tests and keeping the mortality rate down, the numbers have already catapulten TN to the second place in India, on the list of states most affected by the Corona Virus. Two of the biggest clusters in the state were the Tablighi Jamaat returnees and then the Koyambedu market cluster. However, for some time now, there are reports that the MGR Market could be turning into another sizeable cluster with a number of people being infected from this source. This argument gained weightage after 2 vegetable vendors from this market tested positive for COVID-19!
The Chennai Corporation has now requested that 150 vegetable vendors from the MGR Market undergo testing for the COVID-19 Virus! This is being done to ensure that the MGR Market doesn't turn into another major cluster, like the Koyambedu Market did! Responding to the Opposition's statements, TN's Health Minister Dr. C. Vijayabhaskar has reiterated that the testing being done in the State has not been reduced and that even the Central Government has commended the efforts being undertaken in Tamil Nadu! He also stated that all sorts of suspected Corona Virus cases, including people being affected by Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) and influenza-like illnesses (ILI) are also being actively tested and monitored!
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