The 54-year-old Madurai man has been admitted to the Rajaji Hospital in Madurai. "He had medical history of prolonged illness with steroid-dependent COPD, uncontrolled Diabetes with Hypertension", Tamil Nadu health minister C. Vijayabaskar tweeted.
The list of contacts who the dead person might have come into contact has been prepared with the help of family members while his wife and son have been isolated. He said three more health facilities would be made the regional level quarantine centres.
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy on Tuesday announced relief measures worth Rs 3,280 crore for the people of Tamil Nadu as economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the plan covering vulnerable sections, people having "rice" ration cards will get Rs 1,000 each while all cardholders shall get essential commodities - rice, dhal, cooking oil and sugar - free of cost in April.
Construction labourers and other daily wage labourers from other districts now stranded in any particular district of Tamil Nadu will be identified by District Collectors and Labourers Unions, and will receive 15 kilos of rice, 1 kilo pulse and 1 litre of cooking oil free of charge.More news: Spain PM warns 'very hard days ahead' as virus toll tops 1,300
Also, all private establishments have been instructed to allow their employees to work from home.
In respect of manufacturing units, those producing essential items and export units can work with limited number of staff and in the case of realty sector, construction activities are to be stopped barring essential buildings.More news: Wonder Woman 1984 bumped two months due to coronavirus