Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News July 27, 28 Highlights: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Eddapadi K Palaniswami on Monday launched a free mask distribution scheme that will benefit over 69 lakh families in the first phase as part of measures to fight COVID-19.
The Chief Minister distributed masks to five people at the Secretariat, marking the inauguration of the first phase of the scheme, where masks will be given to beneficiaries through ration shops.
Around 4.44 crore reusable masks, purchased at a cost of Rs. 30.07 crore will be distributed to 69.09 lakh families in panchayats, municipalities and corporations barring the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), an official release said.
Meanwhile, as many as 6,993 new Covid-19 cases and 79 deaths were recorded in Tamil Nadu Monday, taking the state’s tally of cases to 2,20,716 and deaths to 3,571. Cases in the state crossed 6000 for the fifth consecutive day.
Chennai recorded 1138 fresh cases Monday and as many as 1821 persons were discharged. The city has reported 95,857 cases till date.