CHENNAI SUNDAY JULY 26, 2020 `8.00 PAGES 26 LATE CITY EDITION NEW STUDENTS CAN’T ENTER U.S. IF COURSE FULLY ONLINE WON’T AFFECT THOSE ALREADY THERE US officials on Saturday said foreign students not enrolled as of Mar 9 won’t be able to obtain visas for 100% online courses 2.5 lakh WILL HIT POOR STUDENTS HARDER The latest action will not affect international students who are already in the US or those returning from abroad. It comes as US President Donald Trump has stepped up pressure on educational institutions to fully reopen despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Many leading US universities, including Harvard and Princeton, have pushed their classes entirely or mostly online ■ ■ Studying from home would be a challenge for many, especially those from poor or war-hit countries. Also, many students would need to attend classes at odd hours due to time zone differences Saturday’s announcement comes days after Trump rescinded a hotly contested order to expel foreign students already in the US FOREIGN STUDENTS WERE EXPECTED TO ENTER THE U.S. THIS YEAR CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI 2 LAKH & COUNTING: TN TALLY TOUCHES NEW HIGH @ Chennai 52,273 active cases in the State. Addressing media persons at the Government Kasturba Gandhi Hospital here, the health minister said oxygen support systems would be set up at all government hospitals in the State since such a facility ILS SMALL DETADATA is vital for treating Covid D BIG DETAILED BEHIN patients. REPORT ON “Government OmanPAGE 2 durar Hospital will have 250 more beds equipped 444 with oxygen cylinders,’’ he said. The minister had earlier 3,409 inspected the ongoing works to been tested positive in the State s e t u p cy l i n d e r s a t t h e so far. “Among them, 1515 were hospital. discharged. There 7,334 zero mor22,8 is Vijayabaskar further said tality rate in newborns,’’ he 3 2 2,176 pregnant women have said. Y SUNDA 12 02 ON the day Tamil Nadu crossed a grim milestone of 2 lakh Covid-19 cases, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said that government hospitals across the State will be augmented with more oxygen support systems, which are vital in treating severely infected patients. The State reported 6,988 fresh cases and 89 deaths on the day , driving up the tally to 2,06,737 and the toll to 3,409. Meanwhile, 7,758 people were discharged on the day taking the total fig, ure to 1,51,055. This is almost three times higher than the LUS BIG C 1,842 1,713 1,747 1,168 1,261 1,205 450 379 352 2,082 2,027 464 RECO CASES TOTAL 1,329 1,299 1,243 1,298 1,254 1,130 1,291 1,336 1,157 1,203 1,216 1,185 1,171 273 319 277 262 287 326 341 334 297 245 267 263 206 185 192 308 301 274 197 158 106 IPLYING MULT A BANKIN TIRUCHY? S CASE July 25 July 1 July 25 A SIMPLE N G CONCER espelater, A GROWINai happened much its ten- in spread wn MADURAI NAI CHEN July 1 RE cluster largest city’s The State’s d from the was reporte area – main market Subsequently, bedu. was Koyam ble market i on the vegetaThirumazhisa fruit to the shifted ts and outskir s were the city market and flowerMadhavaram to moved 1,140 1,078 1,219 TERS U: WHE D MBED KOYA WORSENE IT ALL GTED AFFEC THE BU MOST ICTS RT REPO D DEATH DISTR VERE 2,182 The health minister also met the new mothers at the hospital and enquired about their health. “Apart from pregnancy , the mothers may have had severe stress due to the Covid. Doctors helped them well with regular counselling,’’ Vijaya0+baksar added. 25 He further said active cases in the State have come down 300 from 42 per cent in June to 26 per cent now. “Hospital occu2,06,737 pancies are just around 50 to 60 52,273 per cent now,’’ he said. The minister said that drugs like Remdesivir have been very effective in curing patients, as it helped prevent the virus onslaught on the lungs. “Remdesi- ON SOLUTI it woods, ai, out of the is still not of sorts in Chenn t the State s story been brough Though largely d a succes intensi has scripte numbers have round-2 of of the the camps where the l, thanks to and fever Corporation under contro lockdown fied cluster in Madur lockdo The surge the Koyambedu intensified few days, The the last cially after the State. control, But, over tacles across Madurai. coming under camps hurt and fever Chennai rs seem to be efforts the numbethe containment to thanks 4 202 9,595 7,39 1,989 77,625 93,537 rcial Road Two comme ts on NSB than shmen for more establi ted .A have accoun Tiruchy district be in to 140 cases t also seems new hotspo a nationalised than ng at emergi where more bank here, ees have tested on 20 employ the infecti e for positiv 217 213 199 190 270 ERS 138 GLITT 238 127 128 ALL THAT 117 124 GOLD 104 IS NOT 100 109 176 188 189 103 92 99 94 77 93 83 86 178 141 135 55 139 54 117 organising, July 25 tested 31 21 32 Nadu 118 volunteer 98 who have tore have 47 23 Tamil e and a people 87 71 Colleg donation in conducting in Coimba on a be positive a common source 67 60 plasm insistence could e July 1 52 43 donor peopl links with aking units in . 27 47 said the test on the July 25 36 YA @ Chennai R — gold-m & Rakkipalayam keepi ng asking 23 KV N AV new buzRT-PC has uram reaso n als are TIRUCHY y is the State govSelvap -door survey For 37 all the main te hospit R test. RE MA therap A door-to ed as almost . “Priva take RT-PC only the care. TheaggressiveBATO PLAS away July 1 +ve 100 cases s to COIM in Covid ting it ion, ive been launch here are leving aboutdays, the zword the donor a donat s from its initiat reulin-G averag nt is promo few plasm sample noglob someone the ernme districts. But, had been blood The inthe past getting For ETS AS ce of Immu The district However, in the 200-mark. wards of ly across seem to be recovered papresen to be checked. recen tly and 4. U? RAI MARK free since July hovered around 10 to 24 in three s. Voldisfrom said MADU KOYAMBED does not a Covidels has rs July recoveredaround the be support ial donor ered the cases, from being to a sudden numbe potent BAD AS wn from quired reduce nian who has the stigma 13, could a shift who are very few recov doagain say the has helped S Sivasubrama to tense lockdo has seen cases on May The pain tients, r faced all a test waive this off, officials say am zone forward The district zero active Health and travellers. Srirang points Commissione untee rs are coming ease, taking. If they of late. s forward,” zone with ts the Corporation patien fresh cases, ted to cluster the department Covid ce, of undesirable e will come a. spike in As some s daily peopl be attribu ity rate, en. nate plasm ai, for instan ts, only a of O i and were more spike can per cent positiv to 4,500 sample deaths at Parava s in Hameedude r said plasm blood In Chennrecovered patien as do3.3 said 3,500 442 ve furthe odd people forward market on a With a being missed testing havani e the Hameedand AB positi nd. “Reover 85,000have come e plasma 28 has been Mattut tested positiv 15 al out from dema O ve a mere can donat ive. Sever positi are in most data, a for an Madurai since June 15. “One official negat s als in there nors. 385 ember group we had to search to help testing hospit 329 325 daily basis in that days nine-m 349 449 compla days after government of the State cently, donor for two lung in352 Traders 330 and ring panel was to e monito the private and other partsa therapy by the positiv t suffering from the was no 419 control ai er, By formed plasm nism to s Chenn a patien in Chennai. , trying 262 152 health 354 rate. 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Gover use plasm the panel safe as , where on it mustplasma, people CHEN g to guidel epuram will do a y found tely a blood ICMR awareness donate recentl just startin is defini on Kanche to To nment is now Volunteers symptomatic pitals are and there exper ts. ct the gover se of social to be related ds of The focus been alarming. and pick up ent but y becau only way Hundre treatm can conta volunteers. r did the virus, d in spike has officials. patients to ge mainl is the the surveillance help. Neithe as in -old Hashorta Awareness t, claim Active cases bank or not include l door-to-door earlies y-year and take ai did not as good at the survey stigma. said. Thirt y at the New the officia ity to Chenninfrastructure doing rigid patients are there to were out,” he a facult The proxim of medical n has beenPallavaram, data. They later volunteers deen, istratio at a the lack meedu added Areas like when roads care centres The admin stage Chennai. tracing since May. e even streets t cases in red becaus use interior contac r of active could are monito The numbe much less figure. Chrompet closed, people 480 424 is were Nadu the State to the overall in Tamil red compa brought under ing have died Of this, 1,989 360 people 376 This was primarily focuss of Covid. Chennai alone 363 in by till date 328 d from control ment efforts 265 were reporte contain 526 on 289 i 113 246 RISES Chenna 196 454 430 416 253 Y RATE 385 405 MORTALITPER CENT 179 169 per TO 1.6 1.6 370 175 145 378 rose to d till 360 ity rate 366 364 346 337 143 100 172 TN’s mortal percent recorde 1.4 June, after 94 76 July 25 25 cent, from week of were 86 70 45 the second unted deaths on 300 278 65 251 the unacco the State toll s in 220 209 217 to 232 July 1 added ls and expert 219 was July 25 ay. Officia ity rate AGAR Thursd said, mortal 147 175 good sign VIRUDHUN the past and it was a system 164 UR low here, healthcare ous spike July 1 TIRUVALL of a robust sing continu week, witnes past has been cases in the past five for the The district r of Covid BIG TEST 400 cases 2,500 per disin the numbe average of ramped up to makes furai hit the an is ng an reporti hitting ity to Chenn h testing 4-7 days, which officials the proxim numbers, after , has been days. “Thoug STATIONS arrive within say health er, the Here again, POLICE HOTSPOTS this monthattribute it Howev day, results complicated,” ME s trict hard.high of 526 earlier officials BECO ther tracing nt among station While e till all-tim control. n is rampa infection five police been tested t under of , concer At least have shut down 64,315 s have brough , TN there ed testing ts about rate sample State. Of this, across is 24,262 to increas residen after cops 6, ay alone BABU in the million al date | R SATISH this month e. As of July on Saturd tests per the nation our faces positiv nel had were tested tested fixture on Tamil Nadu’s than twice ing to data, the person 20, more perman ent Accord over 3,000 e. Till June +ve which is become a per million positiv P e of 10,421. were mask has tested The disease other averag GROU of them after much not to use and five ce of the Nadu 60+ AGE only 1,500 inciden Chennai above The State, decided the Tamil HS IN tion in kits as ations, State, aged popula was higher than testing deliber e bracket RITY DEAT ) in the ntigen s MAJO (12.41% so far. This age rapid-a the ICMR. Despited district 2,200 the people 19 of deaths ted by figure of ally increas to as 25,658 d by Covid- number sugges As many been infecte in the has drastic on July 1, lakh that, it majority testing 60, have from 12 ed pool utes the testing on July 25 approv 2-5 per cent constit week 22.8 lakh ment last in areas with testing is a uals The govern diagnosis State. Pool 19 individ for Covid- rate across the s of up to five samples ity sample all the e, positiv negative, of testing it is positiv method the pool tests negative. If If ered again as one. are consid is tested in the pool in the pool every sample TS G UP TES RAMPIN PED WN HEL LOCKDO 6 38 3,237 1,82 TTY HAR HIT PRE 6 57 3,289 2,09 D 8,787 222 11,764 NG VIRUS BEI ER DIP SPIKE AFT 86 4,273 6,796 TAMED E WITH TROUBL POINT BY POINT 29,327 22,367 23,820 53,867 71,755 977 1,420 2,060 1,808 2,422 S I V A S E K A R A N @ Chennai PUTTING the debate to rest, the State government on Saturday deposited `67.9 crore at the principal sessions court here to acquire Veda Nilayam, former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s residence at Poes Garden. Of the amount, `36.9 crore would go to the Income Tax department, to meet the pending penalties and arrears. The balance amount, `31 crore, would be shared between Deepa and Deepak, who were declared as Jayalalithaa’s legal heirs by a division bench of the Madras High Court in May this year. Soon after, minister D Jayakumar said that converting the house into a memorial for the late Chief Minister was the collective wish of the people of the State and that of the AIADMK party cadre. “This wish is being accomplished by our Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.” Asked about Deepa’s statement, that she would challenge the court decision, the minister said, moving the court was an individual choice. “The State, on its part, has already deposited `68 crore with the court. It is our duty to convert the building into a memorial.” Deepa, meanwhile, claimed the compensation P3 offered was unfair. WITH THIS ISSUE THE KINDER INDIA PLUS 12 PAGES 562 Assam 2019-20 Cattle lost gered by an unresponsive Governor, the Congress on Saturday announced that it would hold protests outside all Raj Bhavans across the country on Monday . “PCCs will hold protests in front of Raj Bhavans across the country against this naked murder of democracy and subverting institutions on Monday, the 27th of July, 2020. Join this mass movement to save our democracy & Constitution,” the Govt deposits `68 cr to acquire Veda Nilayam, cadre want memorial 2018-19 Cost of damage Human lives lost THE political crisis in Rajasthan that began as a feud between rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is now turning into a tussle between the CM and Governor Kalraj Mishra. While Gehlot and his loyalist MLAs continue to mount pressure on the Governor for an assembly session, Mishra has so far not given any indication that he will yield to the pressure. An- 2017-18 LOSS OF LIVES AND PROPERTY RAJESH ASNANI & RICHA S H A R M A @ Jaipur/New Delhi FUNDS RELEASED UNDER FMP Figures in 150 rupees crore 2015 2017 2016 2018 2019 vir has been a life-saving drug. We have adequate stock and even private hospitals are purchasing it from the government,’’ he said. On Saturday, 64,315 samples were tested, taking the total tests to 22,87,334. Chennai’s daily tally remained almost steady with 1,329 cases on Saturday . In another development, more than 300 Covid-19 patients who are quarantined at a care centre in Kallakurichi district came out on road and staged a blockade, demanding better amenities. Traffic was affected for more than an hour even as officials tried to pacify the protesters. SPIKE IN NUMBERS Ranipet 244 Tirupathur 86 Krishnagiri 31 Dharmapuri 30 Salem 112 Erode 22 Tiruchy 199 Nilgiris 40 Coimbatore 270 Karur 27 Tirupur 51 Dindigul 100 Theni 235 Madurai 301 Virudhunagar 376 Tenkasi 99 Kanniyakumari 269 Tiruvallur 385 Vellore 212 428 TILL NOV 2019 288 COST TO EXCHEQUER (` crore) 11,441 8,375 NDRF 4,722 9,383 10,000 9,658 TOTAL 40,271 Centre’s share under SDRF 14,108 10,429 37,845 FULL REPORT PAGE 9 party’s organisational secretary K C Venugopal tweeted. The party will also hold an online campaign, ‘Speak up for democracy,’ on Sunday against what it called the BJP’s constant attempts to topple elected governments and misusing constitutional bodies.Gehlot, meanwhile, held a string of meetings with his MLAs and cabinet colleagues. In his meeting with the MLAs, Gehlot said if needed he was ready to go to the Kancheepuram 442 Chennai 1,329 Chengalpattu 449 Tiruvannamalai 152 Villupuram 157 Kallakurichi 104 Cuddalore 89 Perambalur 25 Ariyalur 4 Tiruvarur 100 Nagapattinam 10 Thanjavur 162 Pudukottai 110 Namakkal 51 Sivaganga 84 Ramanathapuram 86 Thoothukudi 317 Tirunelveli 212 Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said on Saturday that the single-day number of cases in Chennai has stabilised and soon normalcy will be restored in the city Gehlot & Cong vow to take fight to all Raj Bhavans 2016-17 With monsoon not even halfway through, Assam has already seen nearly 100 deaths due to floods. A look at the loss of lives and property due to floods in the past five years 1 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 MONSOON: RECIPE FOR DISASTER SPEED 52 5,573 3,164 7,373 199 11,935 THE Khelo India Youth Games has been postponed from January next year because of the pandemic. Sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday announced that the fourth edition of the Games will be hosted at Panchkula, Haryana after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. He is hopeful that by the time Haryana hosts it, the pandemic would “abate and more than 10,000 athletes would participate”. The last KYIG was held in Guwahati early this year where around 10,000 athletes P13 and officials participated. (Figures in rupees crore) d spread of Covi not picture the big indicates that ma looks at plas data Express e, even as ard to donate in the Statcoming forw are many 2,06,737 E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi 33,257 5,675 26,396 95,736 NA July 01-25 June 01-29 May 1-31 April 1-30 March 14-31 KHELO INDIA IN HARYANA 12,21,214 1,16,570 124 alleged links with ISKP They . were also reportedly in touch A ‘significant’ number of Is- with a Kashmiri couple — Jalamic State of Iraq & Syria hanzeb Sami Wani and his (ISIS) terrorists are holed up wife Hina Bashir Beigh — in Kerala and Karnataka, ac- who were arrested by the NIA cording to a new report on ter- in March this year from r o r i s m b y t h e U n i t e d Delhi. Nations. A c c o r d i n g t o N I A’ s The UN report comes close chargesheet, ‘Al Hind’ was on the heels of the chargesheet founded in April 2019 from the filed by the National house-cum-office of Investigation Agen- Kerala link in Mehboob Pasha in cy (NIA) earlier this Kabul attack Bengaluru with the month, against 17 acobjective of carrying Two terrorists cused in the Bengalout terror attacks in ur u ISIS module from Kerala were South India and for reportedly case. The NIA had establishing the Isstated that the ac- behind an Islamic lamic Khilafat in cused from Kerala State attack on a India. Gurdwara in and Karnataka had “Al Hind’ is reportKabul’s Shor floated a terrorist oredly ‘Hind Wilaya’ Bazar area on ganization called Al (Province of India), March 15 that Hind, which was which finds mention killed 27 planning to execute in the UN report,” worshippers ter ror strikes in the counter-intelliSouth India. gence officer added. “The Bengaluru ISIS modThe UN report also warns ule is reportedly inspired by that al-Qaida in the Indian the Islamic State Khorasan Subcontinent (AQIS), is planProvince (ISKP) or IS-K, ning attacks in the region to which has presence in Cen- avenge the death of their leadtral and South Asia,” said an er Asim Umar, who was killed official. in September last year in a On July 13, the NIA arrest- joint military operation by ed two persons – Nabeel S US-Afghanistan forces. AQIS Khatri and Sadia Anwar is now headed by Mahmood Sheikh — from Pune for their Osama, a Pakistani cleric. 4,63,988 7,50,000 AI CHENN 67,834 B A L A C H A U H A N @ Bengaluru 9,39,787 THE EY OF JOURN THROUGH VIRUS NADU TAMIL 20,010 Says 150-200 AQIS terrorists planning to avenge their leader Asim Umar’s killing 2,78,240 2,199 UN report warns of ISIS presence in K’taka, Kerala Houses damaged 0 26 07 202 GRAPHIC: PUSHPA JULKA EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE President to ensure that the “BJP conspiracy” to delay a test of strength does not succeed. “The BJP conspiracy will not be allowed to succeed. I will go to Rashtrapati Bhavan if needed. If we have to picket Rashtrapati Bhavan or even the PM’s residence we will do so,” Gehlot told the MLAs, who raised their hands in support. Later, the Rajasthan cabinet met at Gehlot’s residence where a fresh proposal for an assembly session was drafted. CONTINUED 0N: P9 REJIG IN AIADMK WELL AHEAD OF TN ASSEMBLY POLLS The ruling AIADMK has started strengthening the party ahead of next year’s poll battle. The party leadership on Saturday appointed 11 new organising secretaries and three deputy propaganda secretaries besides creating new party districts
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