This comes after Stalin's appeal to people to donate money to CM Relief Fund to fight the second wave of COVID-19.
While the Tamil Nadu government imposed intensified lockdown on May 10, several people were seen on the streets and the police too were lenient.
The health minister said that efforts are being taken to bring oxygen from various places and also heads of the hospitals were instructed for optimal use of oxygen.
The State's test positivity rate was 19%. Also, 40% of Wednesday's cases were from Chennai and its neighbouring districts.
The tankers which will be filled with oxygen on Thursday or Friday will reach Thiruvallur on May 16.
This is in line with many other states trying to procure from the international market directly after the Central government's advice.
Chennai reported 5829 cases and 47 deaths, with active cases at 31,475 while Chengalpet, Coimbatore, and Tiruvallur reported 1445, 1257, and 779 new cases respectively.
In addition to these, a 24x7 screening centre has also been set up at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Island grounds.
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As the coronavirus cases continue to surge at an alarming rate across the country, the government has been taking up several steps to control the spread.
Oxygen allotment for Tamil Nadu under the national plan is 'inadequate' and 'wrong' and the diversion of oxygen could lead to a 'major crisis,' Palaniswami said.
Apart from that the Indian Medical Association, Tamil Nadu branch also assured that they are ready to help the government come up with the list of private doctors who are willing to work in Chennai.
Only 50 percent customers will be allowed in shopping malls, showrooms, entertainment and amusement parks, restaurants, cinema theatres and multiplexes.
Officials have requested the rest of the inmates to get vaccinated and ruled out the possibility of vaccinating the infected persons for a month at least
The number of active cases in the State has also increased to 9,145. Chennai and its neighbouring districts of Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur together accounted for 55 percent of the cases
The order further said that all semester exams will be held online. However, instructions are pending on whether hostel facilities will remain open for residential students.