No Third Covid Wave If Restrictions Are Followed, Says Stalin

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Sunday said that there would not be any third wave of Covid in the state if the people adhere to the protocols properly and follow the timely directives from the officials.

In a statement, he said that people should avoid going out of their homes unnecessarily and maintain self-discipline.

Stalin also said that the availability of the ICUs and beds is much higher in the state.

“This government is prepared to face any wave and we are confident.”

He said that there were days when the number of fresh Covid cases had touched 36,000 but the tally has now come down to 4,000 cases a day.

The Chief Minister also said that the state is taking up vaccination as a people’s movement.

He, however, said that the Central government has not provided the number of vaccines required and that his government would take up a campaign to make people aware on the reason for the shortage of vaccines.

Stalin also thanked the people of Tamil Nadu for the support they have extended to the government in controlling the Covid pandemic. He said that a complete lockdown, doctors’ dedication and commitment, the state’s medical infrastructure, and an efficient state administration were the four factors towards the successful control of the pandemic in the state.

He said that the relaxations were implemented in the state as the livelihood of the people was affected, hardships were faced in getting even essential supplies and that the state economy was taking a hit.

The Chief Minister called upon the people not to show any laxity in taking precautionary measures and urged the people not to think that guidelines need not be followed as the norms have been relaxed.

People should follow all Covid protocols including wearing of masks, safe distancing, using sanitisers, and washing hands regularly to prevent Covid, he urged.