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Goa expects days of respite as the positivity rate dwindles to 20% within a month!

903 new infections and 1,777 recoveries were reported in Goa on Tuesday.

Succeeding weeks of accelerated infections, Goa's case tally is taking a downward trajectory now and the count of active patients is reducing every day. As per reports, a positivity rate of 20% was registered in Goa on Monday, which is significantly lower than the figure recorded a month back. Reportedly, Goa witnessed a positivity rate of 50% on April 30, which led to the uncontrolled spread of the disease and a high number of casualties, through the past month.


State amps up measures to tackle the third wave

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In spite of the reverting caseload, the Goa government is executing stringent interventions to make sure that a high rate of infections is not revived again. While the state stands clamped under curfew restrictions till June 7, the authorities are trying to increase the scope and speed of vaccination drives. Additionally, the administration is also alarmed by the anticipations of a third wave and thereby, multiple programs are being worked out to block the spread of contagion.

Relievingly, not a single case of Mucormycosis or the black fungus infection has been reported in Goa since the last week. As per reports, 12 patients of the deadly disease have been registered across Goa. In view of this, the state government is also taking measures to prevent the escalation of this infection.

Vaccination, the only way to combat contagion

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Reportedly, officials stated that maximum deaths in the state happened due to the high disease severity or the presence of challenging comorbidities during the second wave. While immunisation may not completely protect the citizens from catching infections, it will definitely help in minimalising the disease severity. Thus, inoculation is a necessary and highly beneficial step to safeguard oneself against the effects of the virus.

903 new infections and 1,777 recoveries were reported in Goa on Tuesday. While a cumulative count of 1,56,569 individuals have been affected by the virus, the state currently houses 11,867 active cases.

Sea Tourism is all set to sail in Mumbai with a host of new projects in the pipeline

Mumbai to get the world's longest sea ropeway & an int'l cruise terminal, among other amenities soon!

In a bid to foster multimodal connectivity across the city, the Mumbai Port Trust has tabled a bunch of projects to ensure bolstered infrastructure growth here. Proposed under the banner of the Gati Shakti Scheme, these plans aim to link two key features of the agenda, i.e cargo and sea tourism and build new amenities for the same. Reportedly, the installation of an Internation Cruise Terminal, a waterfront, a ro-pax terminal and the world's longest sea ropeway, among other provisions, are included within its scope.
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Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus gets an all-new  'Restaurant on Wheels'

The fine-diner has been set up using a discarded rail coach.

Mounted on the rails leading to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, an all-new 'Restaurant on Wheels' is here to win hearts and bellies of passengers and locals alike. Launched by the Central Railway, the exquisite fine-diner is a revamped discarded rail coach that promises to offer a unique experience to its patrons. As per railway officials, the Restaurant on Wheels aims to become a popular landmark eatery in South Mumbai, with its one-of-a-kind 'rail themed' setting and ambiance.

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Vintage Machine's 'Inferno Episode 1' is going live in Lucknow this Friday!

Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up

A buzzing Friday night is on the cards for you all partyholics in town as Inferno Episode 1 is going live at the Vintage Machine in Lucknow on October 22. Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up and trust us, it's all you need to let down your hair and welcome the weekend! Get ready to groove and have fun, for a chance like this might not knock on your door any time soon again!

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Mumbai's Sion Flyover to remain shut on weekends till January 9, 2022 due to repair work

Check out the alternate routes chalked out by the Mumbai Traffic Police here.

The Mumbai Traffic Police on Friday announced that the Sion flyover will remain closed every weekend, for the next three months, due to the repair work undertaken by the Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC). The vehicle shutdown here will be clocked from 10 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday, till January 9, 2022. Several route diversions have been put in place by the city traffic police department to allow an unhindered automobile movement during the closure, added reports. Check all alternate track here:

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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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