Goa records highest single-day COVID tally on Thursday, with 757 new infections!

Goa stands enveloped amidst the effects of the second COVID wave.

After hovering around the 500-mark for over a week, Goa's COVID count breached all records on Thursday, registering a total of 757 new infections. With this unprecedented spike, the active cases in the state soared up to 5,682 while the cumulative count of COVID-affected individuals stood at 64,572. Given the spiralling rate of infections, the fatalities have also increased and 5 COVID-related deaths were also registered on Thursday.


Enveloped amidst perturbing effects of the second COVID wave


While the state was one of the first regions in the country to achieve a controlled spread of contamination, it failed to escape the effects of an accelerated second wave, being witnessed throughout the country at present. Taking cognisance of the current circumstances, the state authorities are executing a list of initiatives to bring the situation back under control. Besides ramping up the healthcare facilities for effective treatment of COVID victims, state officials are undertaking measures for extensive inoculation drives.

It is also to be noted that Goa is amongst the first territories of the nation, to provide essential tests of D-Dimer and Interleukin 6 for COVID positive individuals, at no cost. Additionally, the state has also upscaled its infrastructure at the grassroot level, to make sure that the life-saving vaccine jabs reach one and all.

Night curfews not an alternative for Goa

Though various state administrations are implementing night curfew restrictions to curtail the infection rate, the Chief Minister of Goa ruled out any such possibility. Speaking about this, the CM said, "Being a touristic state, if we impose night curfew, it will create a spin-off effect. People should remain alert. We have issued an advisory we are continuing to create awareness. They should not go to crowded places, maintain social distancing."

He further mentioned that the state administration is deploying other steps for containing the spread, like increased testing facilities, hospitals, quarantine centres and vaccination. It is important that the citizens co-operate with the government and do not step out of their houses unnecessarily.

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Strictness to scale at containment zones in Kanpur amid alarming rise of COVID-19 infections!

Authorities can penalise and take other strict actions against people who violate the COVID restrictive protocols.

In a bid to curtail the volatile spread of coronavirus infections in Kanpur, district authorities on Friday, announced to increase surveillance at all containment zones in the territory. As per reports, fresh instructions have been issued to station police officials and beat officers round the clock, at each such restricted areas in the city. These officials will be further assisted by the patrolling officers. Additionally, the Deputy Commissioner of the Police has directed to ensure that no one, except for essential services personnel are allowed entry in places that nurse over one COVID case.

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Hackathon by Lucknow's AKTU to find inventive solutions for the ongoing oxygen crisis!

All interested individuals can apply through the registration portal on the university website by May 10 (5 PM).

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Domestic borders sealed in Jaipur & other Raj districts ahead of blanket lockdown from May 10

Rajasthan Police strictly monitor public movement across districts ahead of state lockdown from May 10.

Ahead of Rajasthan's blanket lockdown from May 10 to May 24 in view of the rampant surge of COVID-19, the state police has increased deployment and surveillance at local borders to track public movement, strictly. Reportedly, this restriction has been implemented under the ambit of 'Red Alert- Jan Anusashan Pakhwara' to break the chain of infection. The police nakabandi bans the passage of vehicles from one district to another without necessary work.

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'Breathe India' initiative by IIT Kanpur alumni racks up over 3 cr for tackling rife LMO crisis!

After successful operations in Delhi, they are expanding their reach to UP with the help of a Lucknow based NGO.

When citizens across the country are grappling due to a dire shortage of oxygen amid the second wave of the pandemic, a group of alumni from IIT Kanpur have taken it upon their shoulders to assure enhanced supplies of the medical necessity. Through a crowdfunded initiative, 'Breathe India', the group has raised more than 3 crores and ordered oxygen concentrators for medical centres across Delhi. Now, they are expanding this scope of help to Uttar Pradesh with the help of a Lucknow-based NGO.


Right Walk Foundation in Lucknow to support 'Breathe India' in UP

After remarkable triumphs in the first week of the campaign, the alumni collective has now associated with Lucknow's Right Walk Foundation for its programs in Uttar Pradesh. Here, the group aims to distribute concentrators, oxygen cylinders, oximeters and other equipment among the underprivileged individuals. With this, the net target of the campaign has been augmented to ₹4 crores and the initiators anticipate that they would reach this goal soon.

Working on the lines of 'social inclusion', Right Walk Foundation assures support and assistance to slum-dwelling communities across 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Highlighting the need for public advocacy, the organisation attempts to create an ecosystem of equity and sustainability.

Successful in assuring widespread relief

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As per the information provided on their campaign page, over 250 concentrators are being provided through this program to hospitals and COVID care centres. Marking collaborative efforts with SaveLife Foundation, this group of samaritans have been successful in assuring relief in a much greater measure, than their initial expectations. All of the resources are being delivered across Delhi, working in alignment with the requirements observed by the Delhi Government.

The facilitators consist of Ashutosh Ranka, Isha Agarwal, Nikhil Asati, Kavya Eluru, Randhir Shah- each one from a different batch of IIT-K. Together, they have embarked on a journey to help scores of citizens and save hundreds of Life.

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