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Indore increases cautionary measures as cases of Delta Plus rise in the country

60 samples from Indore have been sent to a Delhi laboratory for deeper research and investigation through genome sequencing.

As COVID cases dwindle in Indore, the city stands gripped amidst the fears of an impending third wave. In view of this, the district authorities have raised early alarms about the rising Delta Plus cases in the city. After the detection of nearly 8 Delta Plus cases in Madhya Pradesh, around 60 samples from Indore have been sent to a Delhi laboratory for deeper research and investigation through genome sequencing.


Over 50 samples for Indore test positive for Alpha, Beta & Delta strains

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As per reports, the samples will be analysed for the presence of the new mutant strain at Delhi's National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC). As of now, no Delta Plus-infected patient has been found in Indore and the officials are trying their best to prevent its advent. Notably, only 7 COVID infections and 26 recoveries were recorded on Sunday while the active case tally stands at 141. Cumulatively, 1,52,821 individuals have been diagnosed with Delta Plus and 8,917 of these have succumbed to the disease.

Recently, it was reported that more than 50 samples tested positive for the new mutants of COVID, including Alpha, Beta and Delta. This has prompted the authorities to implement measures for amplified caution and control, as an attempt to clamp uncontrolled cases. With the dropping infection and positivity rate, the curfew restrictions have fizzled out in Indore as the city reverts back to normalcy. Subsequently, the Sunday curfew was also revoked across all districts of Madhya Pradesh.

PICUs being set up to fight the third wave

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Reportedly, the city administration and the medical establishment in Indore have joined hands to strengthen preparations for mitigating the possibilities of a third wave. Amongst the multiple initiatives being taken, reports state that around 700 PICU beds will be set up across 7 different hospitals in the city. Given the expectations regarding the dire effect of the third wave on children, widespread interventions like these are urgently required.

Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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Railways launch special trains from Mumbai to UP & Bihar to manage the festive rush

Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

Keeping in mind the upsurge of festive passenger load, Indian Railways has announced the launch of several special trains from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Reportedly, the festive fleet will map through Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat too, easing travel for the locals here as well. Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

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