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Both vaccine doses & negative RT-PCR reports must for tourists visiting Goa after 'unlock'

Tourism will be revived in the coastal state only after July 30, when 100% of its population stands inoculated with the first jabs.

With dropping infection tallies in Goa, the state is moving ahead with unlocking interventions but the revival of tourism remains to be a point of concern. As per reports, the Chief Minister informed that tourism will be revived in the coastal state only after July 30, when 100% of its population stands inoculated with the first jabs. Further, reports state that only fully vaccinated individuals with an RT-PCR negative report will be allowed for tourism activities in the state.


State stands clamped under curfew restraints till June 28

Reportedly, the Goa Ports Minister affirmed on Thursday, that the tourists will be permitted after sufficient screening. He added the administration is waiting for the cases to go down to zero. Besides, the government is cautious about the third wave and its current decisions may be altered by the upcoming uncertainties. Currently, the curfew restrictions are being observed across the state till June 28 but the industrial activities have restarted.

As per reports, the Ports Minister acquainted that the checks on tourists will be functional for three months after the revival. If a tourist wishes to enter Goa, he/she must have received both doses of the vaccine. Additionally, it would be mandatory to carry a COVID negative RT-PCR report.

Revival of tourism crucial for the state economy

Being the most crucial part of the economy, the tourism industry drives the finances for the state. Given the disturbances that have stretched for more than a year, the state economy has to bear detrimental effects. Now, the government is planning to chalk out a middle path, laying equal emphasis on the safety of the citizens and strengthening the territorial economy.

Notably, the state has ramped up screening at the borders shared with Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district and private labs have also been asked to set up facilities. These measures are being deployed to prevent the entry of the Delta Plus variant detected in Maharashtra. 229 new infections and 258 recoveries were marked in Goa on Thursday and the state has 2,727 active patients now.

Amusement parks in Maharashtra to open for visitors from Oct 22nd

Here's a detailed report of all services that have been unlocked in the state so far

After allowing cinema halls and theatres to restart services, the govt has now permitted dry amusement parks in Maharashtra to reopen, Friday onwards. The administration on Monday decided to reopen all dry amusement parks in the state from October 22 after a detailed discussion with the state COVID Task Force and Children's Task Force. Additionally, shops and restaurants have also been granted longer working hours now. Read on to know more about the orders.

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As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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List of SOPs issued for colleges in Mumbai ahead of the scheduled reopening on Wednesday

Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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