Goa marks the sharpest single-day COVID spike ever with 2,293 fresh cases on Sunday!

This is the first time that the daily infection count in Goa has breached the 2,000-mark.

The COVID threat has gained more momentum in Goa, as the state witnessed its highest single-day surge on Sunday, with 2,293 fresh cases. This is the first time since the pandemic outbreak, that the daily infection count has breached the 2,000-mark here, raising concerns. This high count was noted a day after the state cabinet ruled out lockdown as a means to restrict the case inflation. As per reports, the CM on Saturday announced that the health infrastructure can tackle the rise.

Goa COVID update

The pandemic horror has intensified in Goa with cases rising to record high tallies here. The state is under the grip of the coronavirus which is surging at 2.1%, further furnishing as many as 10,265 cases in the last week alone. This volatile spread and high transmission have further yielded a 17.7% active ratio here. About 13,689 active cases are under active treatment across state hospitals, care centres, other health centres and home isolation. As yet, as many as 77,477 coronavirus cases have been confirmed here since the initial outbreak.

Recovery is rising at 81% and the state recorded 658 case recoveries in the last 24 hours. Until now, 62,771 people have survived the COVID infection in Goa, reportedly. On Sunday, about 24 more patients succumbed to the virus, pushing the toll to 1,017, the officials added.

Meanwhile, the state has successfully immunised 3,04,009 people since January 16, the Health Department reports highlighted. Out of this, about 4,771 were inoculated on Sunday. As permitted by the Centre, Goa will also begin the vaccination of people aged between 18 to 45 years of age from May 1, streamlined with the other states. The cost of vaccination, in this phase will be borne by the state, officials have highlighted.

Lucknow's CCS Airport to house an aircraft maintenance centre soon!

All issues related to the air vehicles will be fixed using domestic resources, without the need for an engineer from Delhi or Mumbai.

Amid a string of developments being witnessed at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport in Lucknow, an aircraft maintenance hub will be established at this station soon. Once the latest facility is launched, all issues related to the air vehicles will be fixed using domestic resources, without the need for an engineer from Delhi or Mumbai. Besides, it is expected that this centre would also usher an array of employment opportunities for the youngsters.

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Enroute 'green future': Electric Vehicle Policy to be rolled out in Rajasthan!

The state government has offered some benefits like subsidies on the upfront cost of electric vehicles for the first line of buyers.

After the introduction of the Electric Vehicles Policy across multiple states of the country, Rajasthan is all set to roll out a similar scheme now. Previously, Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Telangana administrations have worked on parallel interventions and initiated EV policies aiming for a green future. Mahendra Soni, Commissioner, Transport Department of the Rajasthan government informed that the EV policy has been drafted and now, it will be transferred to the finance department for approval.

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Flood-like situations crop up across various parts of Goa due to incessant rains!

Authorities informed that some homes in low-lying regions have submerged underwater and a strict vigil is being maintained now.

After the early arrival of monsoons, heavy rains were witnessed across different parts of Goa in the past few days. Driven by heavy showers, certain parts of both North and South Goa are faced with flood-like circumstances. Reportedly, this includes Sattari and Bicholim areas in the north district Dharbandora in the south district. As per reports, authorities informed that some homes in low-lying regions have submerged underwater and a strict vigil is being maintained now.

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Amid the lowering scale of COVID infection in Rajasthan, the state Education Minister on Thursday announced the reopening of schools from 2nd August, across all districts. These institutes have been shut ever since the outbreak of the second COVID wave, in April this year. Schools also had to halt operations after the first wave took over, in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students and staff members.

Although schools have been conducting classes online in order to keep the curriculum going, it is difficult to match up to the exposure imparted in regular on-campus classes. Concerned about the same, the authorities have now decided upon resuming classes

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Focused COVID sampling begins in Lucknow for detection of new variants

Notably, special testing camps are already operational at the airport, railway station and bus stops in Lucknow.

In view of the new COVID mutants surfacing in the country, the Uttar Pradesh government is initiating focused sampling schedules in Lucknow from today onwards. As a part of this exercise, the targeted sampling drives will be conducted in areas that logged a large count of infections during the first and second waves of accelerated infections. Aimed at arresting the third COVID wave in the state capital, this program will be implemented via an extensive plan of action.

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1 lakh more jabs needed to achieve 100% first dose coverage in Goa

About 64.6% of Goa's local population has received the first shot of COVID vaccination.

With the vaccination of another 1 lakh beneficiaries, Goa will be able to achieve its target 100% COVID vaccination coverage for its eligible population. As per reports, the state has been planning to restart tourism activities after this feat is met. The deadline for the same had been announced as July 31. The CM has appealed to the public to come forward and get the anti-virus jab to accelerate the process.

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