Launched today, COVID vaccination drive in Goa aims to immunise about 700 people within 24 hours

Healthcare worker and hospital employee, Mr Ranganath Bhoji, becomes the first person to receive COVID vaccine in Goa

Goa has kicked off its inoculation drive in tandem with the nationwide immunisation drive. With seven vaccine centres across the state, the immunity drive aims to jab about 700 beneficiaries on the first day of phase 1. According to Goa's mapping and registration process, about 19,000 frontline COVID warriors have applied to receive the booster shot, out of which, around 11,000 people have been shortlisted by state authorities as phase 1 beneficiaries.


Day 1 of vaccination; Goa buckles up to defeat COVID-19 pandemic

Goa's first-line of defence against the coronavirus infection was strengthened today with the vaccination drive, which was flagged off today. Zeroed-on by a lucky draw of a 2,000 people-pool, registered at Goa's primer research institute, Mr Ranganath Bhoji, a hospital employee and healthcare worker was picked as the first recipient of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. He has been serving in the state COVID wards set up last year, informed the college dean. The first vaccination in the state was administered in the presence of the Chief Minister and Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

The state has received about 23,500 doses of Covishield earlier which will cater to the immunisation of 19,000 frontline workers. This number is inclusive of government and private healthcare employees who need to be immediately immunised to tackle any unprecedented rise in covid infection.

Lucknow's new AC Fruit Market to take 'Safeda' & 'Dashehri' mangoes to international levels!

Having 76 chambers and shops, the centralised AC fruit market will be the first of its kind in the city.

The Uttar Pradesh state government has been attempting to boost the market of horticultural products for a long time. In the latest string of developments, the state's first air-conditioned mango and fruit market has been set up in Malihabad town of the capital district, Lucknow. Expected to be inaugurated by the end of the next month, this new establishment shall propel the business of fruits and locally produced mangoes.

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Rajasthan government mandates negative COVID report for commuters arriving from Kerala & Maharashtra

The decision has come after the renewed acceleration of COVID cases in Maharashtra and Kerala

Hailed by the World Health Organisation for its efforts during the COVID pandemic, Rajasthan has actively executed a list of initiatives to contain the spread of the COVID contagion. Now, alarmed by the renewed acceleration of COVID cases in Maharashtra and Kerala, the state government has decided to mandate the presence of a negative report of RT PCR test for all commuters travelling to Rajasthan from these two states.

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Visitors Gallery & Cricket Museum in Kanpur's Green Park Stadium to house a medley of memories!

An initiative of the Kanpur Smart City Limited, the new establishments are slated to come up at the stadium's directorate pavilion.

Having been a witness to all three formats of cricket, the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur has successfully conducted over 500 test matches. Now, the historic stadium complex is all set for a revamp with proposed introductions of a visitors gallery, pavilion and cricket museum within its premises. According to reports, the state administration and sports authority have already issued a no-objection certificate, furthering the execution of the project.

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Direct flight between Rajkot & Goa likely to start operations in March

The revamped connectivity through the air route will boost business between the 2 cities besides giving a boost to tourism.

Being a hub of multiple attractions, Goa attracts hordes of commuters from across the country. Keeping this in view, multiple interventions to upgrade connectivity are worked upon and as per the latest developments, the coastal state is all set to be linked to Rajkot via an uninterrupted air route. If the plans get materialised, passengers seeking a comfortable travel option between the two locations shall be facilitated with a direct flight from Rajkot to Goa, March onwards.

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Mumbai's daily COVID spike breaks a 3-month record; Count breaches 1000 mark after 88 days

On Thursday, Mumbai registered a confirmed cumulative tally of 3,21,699 COVID infections with 6900 active cases.

Maharashtra is facing its second battle with the deadly COVID contagion after a slowdown was witnessed in the past months. Breaching the daily numbers recorded in the last 129 days, the state registered 8,807 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, as per reports. The state capital, Mumbai has been equally affected, witnessing 1,167 new infections that broke a three-month record.

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