Journalists in Goa to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on a priority basis!

Other states too, have also decided to undertake the same resolution.

On Wednesday, the Goa government announced that journalists are now categorized as frontline workers and they will be administered vaccines on a priority basis. Since news reporters have to be present at public arenas on a daily basis due to their line of duty, this decision will definitely steer them towards a safer side. Other states too, namely, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Odisha, Uttarakhand, amid others, have also decided to undertake the same resolution.

Working journalists labelled as frontline workers

The Goa government mentioned that all the journalists working in the state will be designated as frontline workers. Much like the health workers, the working journalists will also be prioritized in the process of inoculation, which is currently underway.

The government made it clear that the vaccination of these workers, who are serving the public and are on the field every day, should be done as fast as possible to ensure a safer working environment for them. This would also ensure that the kins of such professionals are protected as well, from the chances of contact transmission of the virus.

Goa's COVID Update

Goa on Tuesday saw a spike in daily COVID cases with a total of 2,814 new detections along with a fast-rising number of recoveries as well. Bringing a ray of hope during this second COVID wave, Goa saw the highest number of recoveries on Tuesday, with a total of 1,870 recovered patients. Though the number of recoveries is increasing every day, the number of people lost to this devastating wave still remains high, with a total of 52 fatalities reported on Tuesday.

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Oxygen cylinder blast at Lucknow's Chinhat area stirs city dwellers amid widespread COVID chaos

Technical teams are assessing the situation at the spot and the cause of the blast will be made public soon.

While Lucknow stands shrouded beneath a storm of COVID troubles, an incident at the city's KT Oxygen Filling Station in Chinhat, has raised eyeballs across the city. An oxygen cylinder burst out at 3:30 PM on Wednesday while being reloaded at the facility and chaotic circumstances ensued after that. Taking quick control of the situation, the authorities implemented a relief program to help the individuals affected by the blast and further investigation has been initiated.

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In a first for India, Mumbai's Coastal Road project to be supported by monopile technology!

This is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

The construction work of Mumbai's Coastal Road project is going on in full swing, although the city still lies shrouded under the gloom of the raging pandemic. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also deployed monopile technology for the project, that connects south Mumbai to the western suburbs. Breaking the usual trend of using group pile technology while making any bridge on a sea or river, this is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

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COVID cases in Indore exceed beyond ​the 1500-mark on Tuesday for over 3 weeks in a row!

On Tuesday, as many as 1,805 people tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Indore.

The rising scale of COVID-19 infections continues to cast the horrors of the pandemic in Indore, with the addition of 1,805 new cases on Tuesday. Besides adding to the active load, this new surge denotes that the daily spike of the fresh cases in Indore, has surged over the 15,000-mark for over 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the dip in the recovery rate further intensifies the pandemic crisis in the district.

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