Tamil Nadu Telangana Assembly Elections COVID-19 Live Updates: Jallikattu (bull taming event) has commenced at Avaniyapuram in Madurai, as Tamil Nadu celebrates the first day of Pongal today. Over 200 bulls are participating in the competition. As per COVID-19 guidelines issued by the state government, the number of players competing should not exceed 150 and COVID negative certificates are mandatory for the player. Meanwhile, the number of spectators should not to be more than 50 per cent of the gathering.
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Senior leaders from both the BJP and Congress will be taking part in Pongal celebrations across the state. While BJP president J P Nadda will be attending the ‘Namma Ooru Pongal‘ event in Chennai, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be attending Jallikattu at Avaniyapuram today.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 673 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 8,28,287. The state recorded six deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 12,242. All six of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 821 patients were discharged following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 8,09,392.