HIGHLIGHTS-SOUTH 5.20 PM

Chennai, Jun 21 (PTI): Highlights from the Southern region at 5.20 pm.

MDS2 TN-YOGA-DAY Asanas on ice blocks, silambam asanas mark IYD amidst lockdown Chennai: A rapid sequence of yogasanas for an hour on huge ice blocks and asanas with silambam, a traditional Tamil martial arts, marked the sixth International Day of Yogacelebrations in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.

MDS4 KA-LD YOGA DAY Karnataka Governor, CM stress importance of performing yoga (Eds: recasts 1st para) Bengaluru: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday stressed the importance of practising yoga regularly, as the International day of Yoga saw people in the state celebrating it in a low key manner, with COVID-19 restrictions in place.

MDS5 AP-VIRUS-CASES 477 fresh COVID-19 cases in AP takes tally to 8,929 Amaravati: The alarming upward surge of the COVID-19 graph in Andhra Pradesh post-lockdown since June 1 continued as 477 fresh cases were added, taking the total to 8,929 on Sunday.

MDS6 TN-LOCKDOWN-CHENNAI Chennai comes to a standstill on first 'Sunday shutdown' Chennai: The first 'Sunday shutdown' with exception only for hospitals and allied health services brought Chennai and suburbsto a standstill while the city's civic body said its fever camps to help detect coronavirus cases have evoked tremendous responsefrom the people.PTI SS PTI PTI