Chennai, Apr 22 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 PM.

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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES Telangana adds 5,567 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths push toll to 1,899 Hyderabad: Telangana reported 5,567 fresh COVID-19 cases,pushing the tally to over 3.73 lakh, while the toll rose to 1,899 with 23 more fatalities, the highest ever in a single day.

MDS8 KA-YEDIYURAPPA-LD DISCHARGE Karnataka CM Yediyurappa discharged from hospital after recovering from COVID Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa was on Thursday discharged from a private hospital here where he was undergoing treatment for COVID-19.

MDS9 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry reports 987 fresh Covid-19 cases, overall tally rises to 50,580 Puducherry: The Union Territory of Puducherry logged 987 new Covid-19 cases during last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 50,580, a senior official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare said.

MDS10 TL-REMDESIVIR-ALLOCATION T'gana fumes at Centre over 'lesser' Remdesivir allotment, COVID-19 vaccine dual pricing Hyderabad: Slamming the Centre for 'lesser' allocation of Remdesivir to Telangana, Health Minister Etela Rajender on Thursday said the state has to be given preference as it is home to many manufacturers of the anti-viral drug.

MDS11 KL-SOLAR-ARREST Saritha Nair held in solar scam case Thiruvananthapuram: Saritha Nair, the prime accused in the solar panel scam that rocked Kerala during the previous Congress-led UDF rule, was arrested on Thursday in connection with the case.

MES2 KL-THRISSUR POORAM Thrissur Pooram begins adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols Thrissur (Ker): Kerala's famous Thrissur Pooram began here on Thursday adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols after tusker Ernakulam Sivakumar, holding the idol of Neythilakavu Bhagavathy, opened the southern gate of ancient Vadakkunnathan Temple.PTI SS PTI PTI