Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami who addressed the press earlier regarding the state’s situation in combating COVID 19, has posted a tweet warning miscreants who spread news on lockdown extension using his name. “There are rumors surfaced in social media stating that I have extended the lockdown period. The news is absolutely fake. I ask people not to believe such rumours. Legal actions will be taken against those who spread such news” said Chief minister of Tamil nadu.
“எனது பெயரில் ஊரடங்கு நீடிக்க வாய்ப்புள்ளதாக சில தவறான செய்திகள் சமூக வலைதளங்களில் வெளியிடப்பட்டுள்ளன. இந்த செய்தி முற்றிலும் தவறானதாகும். இந்த வதந்திகளை யாரும் நம்ப வேண்டாம். இத்தகைய தவறான செய்திகள் வெளியிடுவோர் மீது சட்டப்படி நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படும்.” his tweet read.
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எனது பெயரில் ஊரடங்கு நீடிக்க வாய்ப்புள்ளதாக சில தவறான செய்திகள் சமூக வலைதளங்களில் வெளியிடப்பட்டுள்ளன. இந்த செய்தி முற்றிலும் தவறானதாகும். இந்த வதந்திகளை யாரும் நம்ப வேண்டாம். இத்தகைய தவறான செய்திகள் வெளியிடுவோர் மீது சட்டப்படி நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படும்.— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@CMOTamilNadu) June 12, 2020
“I myself seen this news on Whatsapp. It is not at all true.The news on the norms of lockdown is going to be tightened by me is absolutely fake.” said Edappadi K Palaniswami while addressing the press who went on to explain why Chennai is affecting in large manner due to this COVID 19. “Chennai is a city with highest population. More than 87 lakh people are residing in the city. They are living in a very small space as streets are only 5 feet wide. 7 or 8 people are living in a small house. This is why the virus is spreading easily” said the Chief minister.
He who said that there has been no vaccine found for this virus yet, suggested that self discipline is the only way to get rid of the virus. “People should follow the norms announced by the government” he said. The chief minister further said that he feels bad on seeing people not taking it seriously. “I have seen many people roaming without masks on my way. It makes me feel bad. People are not being aware of the seriousness of this virus. We have demonstrated the struggle faced by a Corona patient and displayed it to the public. But they are not following the message it said.” he said.
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Video Source : Puthiya Thalaimurai
“We don’t know whom will get affected by this virus. We have seen press people getting infected, Ministers are getting infected even Britain prime minister got infected. So people should follow the norms carefully” he said in his press conference. He also lauded doctors and medical workers for risking their lives to treat patients who got affected by COVID 19.
The Tamil speaking state has reported 38,716 positive cases so far and 349 people died of the virus.