Chennai, Apr 23 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5 PM.

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MDS1 TL-VIRUS-CASES T'gana reports 6,206 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths; KCR's son KTR tests positive Hyderabad: Telangana reported 6,206 fresh COVID-19 cases,pushing the tally to over 3.79 lakh, while the toll rose to 1928 with 29 more fatalities, the highest ever in a single day, the state government said on Friday.

MDS2 TN-VACCINE-MODI-PALANISWAMI TN CM writes to Modi, seeks 20 lakh doses of covid vaccine from Centre Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday urged the Centre to allocate an 'assured supply' of 20 lakh doses of covid vaccines to ensure unhindered immunisation and batted against any restriction on supply of Remdesivir, used in COVID-19 treatment.

MDS3 PD-VIRUS-CASES Puducherry logs 792 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths push toll to 728 Puducherry: The union territory of Puducherry reported 782 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 51,372, a senior official of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services said on Friday.

MES1 KA-VIRUS-KUMARASWAMY I beg govt to make arrangements for last rites of COVID victims in dignified manner: Kumaraswamy Bengaluru: Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Friday it is really 'height of inhuman behaviour' on the part of the government as he alleged that it has failed to ensure proper arrangements for conducting the last rites of COVID patients.

MES3 KL-VIRUS-RESTRICTIONS Kerala to be tough on violators of GO Thiruvananthapuram: Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Left government in Kerala on Friday said stern action would be taken against those who venture out unnecessarily on Saturday and Sunday.PTI SS PTI PTI