Vice President calls TN CM, discusses handling of COVID-19

PTI

File Photo: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

File Photo: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday held a telephonic discussion with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami over the state’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said.

Venkaiah Naidu enquired about the various steps taken to contain the deadly virus, an official release said.

The Vice President “lauded the government’s various initiatives (in this connection) and said they be taken forward effectively,” it said.

One of the worst affected Indian states, Tamil Nadu has so far reported 1,596 positive cases of coronavirus including 18 deaths.

A total of 635 people have been discharged after treatment.