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Inoculation teams at Goa's vaccination centres to get a 2 day leave during Ganesh Chaturthi

Vaccination drive will remain suspended at all government inoculation sites on September 10 and 11 in Goa

The festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi will bring a much-needed respite to the team of inoculators engaged in Goa's expansive COVID-19 'TikaUtsav' drive. On Thursday, the state's nodal officer for vaccination, Anup Netrawalkar, announced "vaccination holidays" during the first two days of the Ganeshutsav. As such, all government vax sites will remain closed on September 10 and 11 here, marking the first official leave of the statewide vaccination efforts after a relentless 228-day campaign.


Vaccination drive to resume on September 12

In a bid to relieve the inoculation team from Goa's relentless vaccination drive, the state has announced a two-day break during the Ganesh Chaturthi. The nodal vaccination officer has highlighted that the vaccination break has been marked for September 10 and 11 as there may not be a big rush due to festive celebrations across the state.

"This will provide a much-needed break for our healthcare professionals. They have been working for 228 days without a single break", the officer added. The vaccination drive will resume with full force on September 12.

Pacing up the vax drive for Goa schools, college staffers

The Goa administration is determined to boost the pace of vaccination among the teaching and non-teaching staff employed at educational institutes here. The government has thus resolved to shorten the gap between the two doses of the anti-viral vaccine for this segment of the population to just 6 weeks.

"Our target is to finish vaccination of teachers and non-teaching staff before Teachers' Day. The principal or headmaster will be certifying teaching and non-teaching staff for schools and colleges making them eligible for vaccination," the nodal officer highlighted. The step is expected to facilitate the re-opening of schools in the offline mode, added reports.

Kanpur Traffic Police announces road diversions at Mall Road in line with metro development work

Traffic will be regulated on the diverted route from 4 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday.

The Kanpur Traffic Police Department has announced its road diversion plan to ensure glitch-free commute in the city during the course of metro development work. Reportedly, the Kanpur Metro Rail Corporation has decided to set up a cross-arm intersection at the Motijheel Station of the Priority Corridor. This ongoing construction work will stretch till 6 AM on September 27 and all vehicles passing through this site will be redirected.

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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