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Daily COVID tally breaches the 3000-mark in Goa for the first time since the pandemic outbreak

Starting 10 PM today, Goa will be clamped under an 81-hour long lockdown to break the chain of the coronavirus infection.

Goa witnessed the sharpest single-day incline in the number of fresh coronavirus infections on Wednesday. The tallies surged to a new high, beyond the 3000-mark, for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, marking the worst COVID day here. As many as 3,014 people tested positive for the infection, pushing the aggregate to 85,009 cases. This, in turn, has raked up the active caseload by over 68% in a single day, totalling up to 18,829 patients across all state treatment facilities.

COVID relief source in Goa

While Goa is fighting a horrific rise in the number of COVID cases, the Covid Care Goa, an initiative by the Goa-based Chaipani Studios, has now risen as an effective aid for people in distress. This single forum is a legitimate source of verified COVID relief, resources, supplies and information in Goa. A boon to the several struck by the pandemic and their families, Covid Care Goa is generating authentic leads regarding COVID test centres, care centres, vaccination booths, home-cooked meals, plasma help among others!

Their latest initiative aims to create a vacancy for people who need to quarantine due to the rapid spread of infection. For this, they have curated a list of over 400 hotels that have decided to provide isolation facilities, with three meals a day, to locals and tourists, during this emergency hour.

All the locations have been verified by their volunteers to ensure that they adhere to COVID appropriate norms and are safe for all. For other such COVID queries, people can check out their website and for more assistance, one can reach out to their Emergency Response group as well.

Knock Knock

Starting 10 PM today, Goa will be clamped under an 81-hour long lockdown to break the chain of the coronavirus infection. All other activities, except for those deemed as essential, will also be suspended. People are requested to not panic-buy or hoard any supplies as grocery stores, pharmacies, hotels, restaurants, kitchens and industries have been exempted from the prohibitory orders. The public has been advised to stay indoors and step out only if there is an emergency while people involved in essential services have been directed to exercise maximum precautions and adhere to all COVID protocols and guidelines.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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