1 crore COVID-19 tests conducted in Uttar Pradesh; Lucknow records a decline in cases

Till last week, more than 5.3 lakh people were tested for the virus.

Uttar Pradesh has now become the first Indian state to have conducted 1 crore coronavirus tests, in an effort to curb the spread of this contagious virus. According to reports, Lucknow has also witnessed a decline in the number of COVID-19 victims in the city and now, the tally of active corona cases is marked at 6,700. Till last week, more than 5.3 lakh people were tested for the virus and at the moment the count has gone up substantially. This is leading to the identification and isolation of the patients at a speedy pace.

52,769 Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lucknow

At the moment, Lucknow has reported 52,769 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and the city has documented 703 fatalities so far. 45,279 patients have recovered and gone back home, as of today but two of the biggest areas in Lucknow- Gomti Nagar and Indira Nagar are still classified as the virus hotspots.

Although the low range statistics of last week had ushered in some hope amidst Lucknowites, we still have a long way to go in this quest of beating the virus down to complete oblivion. In all, Uttar Pradesh has documented 3,99,082 COVID-19 cases and 34,2415 citizens have recuperated from the virus attack. The state has also recorded 5,784 deaths, up to the present.

The Uttar Pradesh government has even announced that the phase-3 trial of the coronavirus vaccine 'COVAXIN', will start in Lucknow and Gorakhpur from October. If the trials pan out as planned, the authorities of ICMR believe that the vaccine can be made available in the market by the middle of the 2021. The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) is collaborating with Bharat Biotech for the development of this much-awaited injection.

In an attempt to break language barrier, UP 112 will now respond in regional dialects

Emergency Helpline Number 112 in Uttar Pradesh will now respond to callers in Bhojpuri, Braj, Awadhi and Bundeli dialects.

We all find it much easier to communicate our primary problems in a language that is closer to our identities and expressions than to words and syntax. Thus, in an all-new initiative of the UP 112, the Uttar Pradesh emergency helpline number prepares to respond to its callers in their local dialects.

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In a first for Indore, new regional airline turns the city airport as its domicile base

The services of the new aviation company will take off from Indore next month

The Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in the city of Indore becomes the base operating centre of new regional airlines that is to kickstart services from November 15. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has provided the new venture with a clearance after inspection, and the airlines has already started to work on the set up and maintenance for the same at the airport premises. The maiden aircraft, imported from Australia, will reach Indore in a week.

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Starting October 26, travellers can book Kanpur-Ahmedabad flight at base fares!

Due to increased public demands, flights to Kolkata & Bangalore from Kanpur, to commence soon.

In an attempt to promote the Kanpur- Ahmedabad flight service, which had been halted so far due to the pandemic, the authorities have planned to cap the flight fare at base price. This promotional activity will commence from October 26 and will continue for a period of one month. During this period, expensive Flexi-fare won't be applicable on the nominal ticket price even when the chances of getting a seat are low.

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Lucknow gets a new walk-in premium liquor store 'Madira', with the coolest vibes ever!

Sometimes, it gets difficult for women to stand in a queue at a theka, but with Madira, women can now purchase their favourites.

Have you been searching for a liquor store which would be your one-stop shop for all kinds of booze hankerings? Then you've gotta check out Madira, here at the City Mall, Gomti Nagar. Madira is Lucknow's first ever high-end alcohol store which is offering a range of assorted premium liquor brands in Vipul Khand, Lucknow. In compliance with the Excise (Settlement of Licence for Premium Retail Vends of FoForeign Liquor) Rules, 2020, Madira is bringing to us a kick-ass experience of liquor shopping & we've got the details covered for you!

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'BHOG' to ensure hygiene of 'prasad' at religious places in Lucknow

Hanuman Setu temple, Aliganj Hanuman temple, Mankameshwar temple, Gulacheen temple in Aliganj and Gurudwara Ashiana, selected for the first phase of BHOG.

The Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) has launched 'Blissful Hygienic Offering to God' (BHOG) project in Lucknow to ensure that devotees visiting places of worship, get 'prasad', 'langar', 'bhandara' and 'bhog' which is not only safe and healthy but also prepared in a hygienic and clean environment. Besides the sterile preparation, special attention will also be given to the hygienic distribution of the same. This new project has been launched ahead of the festivities of Dusshera and Diwali.

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