Ma Su on H3N2: No spl measures needed in TN
The Puducherry government on Wednesday announced a holiday for all schools up to Class 8 from March 16 to March 26 in view of the spread of H3N2 influenza virus in the Union Territory.
CHENNAI: The Puducherry government announced holiday for school students of Classes 1 to 8 from March 16 to March 26 in view of the spread of H3N2 influenza virus in the country.
However, the State Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Wednesday said that there is no surge in the cases in Tamil Nadu, and no special measures are necessary in the State, and the schools will function as usual.
While addressing the media in IIT Madras, the minister said, "More than 1,00 medical camps are conducted across the state daily, and there are 476 mobile camp functional. For instance, if one person has fever the mobile medical camp will screen the entire village. It is not alarming, only mild symptoms are identified and patients are recovering."
There is no alarming situation in the State, and people need not panic.
Talking about the death of a 27-year-old man who died in Tiruchy recently, he said “He had travel history and was hospitalised in critical condition in a private hospital. After the RT PCR test was taken, he was tested positive for Covid-19.
“The sample has been sent for influenza virus, the results are expected in a day or two,” added Subramanian.