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'Stringent monitoring' deployed along Goa borders to block the entry of Delta Plus variant

The state authorities have been alarmed by the first cases in various districts of the neighboring state of Maharashtra.

Tightening up the measures to prevent the permeability of the Delta Plus variant, the Goa administration has declared that it will assure "stringent monitoring" along the state borders. Subsequently, the Goa Health Minister informed that the Chief Minister has instructed officials to make sure that widespread interventions are executed to mitigate the entry of the new mutant. The state authorities have been alarmed by the first cases in various districts of the neighbouring state of Maharashtra.


21 cases of the new variant reported from Maharashtra

Reportedly, the central administration has declared the new Delta Plus mutant, as a variant of concern. Earlier this week, the Maharashtra Health Minister apprised that a total of 21 cases of Delta Plus have been reported in the state. While Ratnagiri and Jalgaon have the maximum cases, two cases have been reported from Mumbai as well.

Further, Palghar, Thane and Sindhudurg districts, have logged one case each. Notably, Sindhudurg shares boundaries with Goa and this alerted the state officials. In view of this, the state government has amplified the screening along borders and private labs have also been asked to set up testing facilities there.

Amid the latest developments, the Goa Health Minister shared through his Twitter account. "In view of the Delta Plus Variant cases found in the neighbouring states, we shall ensure that stringent monitoring is taking place at the borders. Hon''ble CM @DrPramodPSawant has already issued instructions on this matter."

No Delta Plus case found in Goa till now

The Health Minister apprised that no case of Delta Plus has been reported in Goa. While the state has witnessed patients of Delta variant, the government is trying hard to ensure that Delta Plus does not infiltrate the territory. On Thursday, 229 new COVID news and 258 recoveries were recorded in Goa and the state has 2,727 active patients now.

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

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

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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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