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Indore to adopt a phased 'unlock' plan to relax restrictions from June 1

The CM had earlier announced to gradually unlock Ujjain Division from June 1.

The Indore District Collector on Friday hinted to adopt a graded unlock plan from June, to prevent an unprecedented rise in the coronavirus cases. As of now, the city is clamped under strict restrictions until May 28, where all activities, other than those deemed essential have been shut. The phased unlock will be initiated after the expiry of these curbs, read reports.

COVID unlock in Indore

In the first phase of the unlock, all fruit and vegetable markets will be permitted to open, however, operations will be restricted until 12 noon initially. After this, the district plans to orderly relax all operations of the construction sector and wholesale trade. All retail shops will be opened next, read reports, highlighting that take-away facility will then be allowed at restaurants.

Meanwhile, areas reporting a high number of cases will be simultaneously turned into strict containment zones. At present, there are around 560 micro-containment areas in Indore along with 70 containment zones in rural areas. As per officials, increased vigil here has helped to contain the COVID-19 spread by actively reducing the rate of infection.

Reportedly, all areas which fall under containment zones, will have to adhere to strict restrictions until May 31. The fate of these regions will be determined based on the number of new and active infections here, by the end of this month.

Positivity rate recedes to 9% in Indore

Officials have pointed out that the closure of markets and strict restrictions at containment zones have impactfully helped to expedite recovery in Indore. The ambitious unlock plan has also been devised based on these recovery trends. At present, the infection positivity rate stands at an arrested 9% in the district as opposed to the alarming 22% in April.

Authorities believe that this rate will plunge lower in the coming day if there is absolute compliance to COVID restrictions and norms. It has been figured that the majority of freshly infected citizens across the city are asymptomatic, bringing respite to the city hospitals and health teams.

Presently, Indore is nursing around 10,577 active cases, out of which around 937 were detected in the last 24 hours. Recovery was boosted by 1,735 discharges on Friday and the total tally now stands at 1,31,738 cases. With 8 deaths in the same period, Indore's toll looms at 1,294, the highest in MP.

Kanpur Coronavirus Update: 616 new Covid cases reported in the last 24 hours

After witnessing a slight drop in daily cases on Thursday with 354, Kanpur witnesses a massive surge in the daily tally at 616 fresh cases on Sunday.

Kanpur's covid graph has again shown a sudden spike in the daily tally of cases on Saturday with 887 fresh cases and 616 cases on Sunday. This comes after showing a considerable dip in cases on Thursday, with 354 cases. The active case count of the city now stands at 3671, while the discharges in the industrial city are at 428, with 1 death reported in the last 24 hours.

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All educational institutes in Lucknow & other districts of UP to remain closed till January 30

Considering the rising pile of COVID cases every day, this move ensures the safety of the vulnerable group of children

In line with the accelerating rate of COVID in Lucknow and the entire state, all schools and colleges in Uttar Pradesh will remain closed till January 30. Notably, all educational institutes were directed to discontinue offline classes till January 23, however, as per the order released by the state administration it has now been extended for another week. Read on to know more about the order.

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Government schools in Indore welcome dropouts for skill training

Dropouts in the state can now enrol for skill training programmes at Govt. schools under new RMSA project.

Six government higher secondary schools in the Indore district have been selected to welcome dropouts who have studied up to class 8th. The motive of the project is to upskill youth to make them employable and open better career opportunities. Narendra Jain, Assistant District Project Coordinator of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), told TOI that the programme will be run as a pilot project this year. Trainers in these education hubs will be guided by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

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JMC in action to clean water lettuce engulfing a portion of Dravyavati river

Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has launched a cleanliness campaign to curtail the fast-spreading weed.

A portion of Dravyavati near Ambabari in Jaipur has suffered an onslaught by pistia stratiotes, also called jalkumbhi or water lettuce. The weed is engulfing the portion of the river from all directions at great speed. In a bid to clean the river, Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has launched a cleanliness campaign to curtail the fast-spreading weed. Sewerage discharge and stinking water can be considered as the major cause for overspread of the weed. Around five years ago, Anansagar Lake was also attacked by this jalkumbhi. The administration worked very hard to remove the weeds but they have returned this season too. However, it wouldn’t have such grave consequences, due to the consistent flow of water in the river.

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Authentic Mughlai on your mind? The Latif's in Lucknow is where you need be!

With the chef who comes from Kakori-the land known for its kebabs, you can be assured of the authenticity of taste at The Latif's

If you wish to turn your love affair with Mughlai cuisine into a brand new sage, delve deep into the delectable delicacies at The Latif's in Lucknow. Seated at Gomti Nagar, this regular-looking restaurant offers an array of authentic Mughlai dishes to choose from. While we know this locality is famous for its high-priced food joints, breaking that clutter is a rather simple outlet- The Latif, with its high quality of food!

With the chef who comes from Kakori-the land known for its kebabs, you can be assured of the authenticity of taste at this food joint. So instead of worrying about the bills, we suggest you think about ways to manage the walk back to your vehicle as the flavourful offerings here are guaranteed to make you end up overeating!

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No respite from winter chills in Lucknow; IMD predicts colder days ahead!

As per the prediction made by the MeT, a 4-degree drop in temperature will be recorded in Uttar Pradesh in the next three days

After experiencing unusually cold weather this week, Lucknow and other cities of Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness a further dip in temperature in the coming days. As per the prediction by the Indian Meteorological Department, Lucknow will not witness any respite from severe cold waves in the next 48 hours. Notably, the MeT has issued a warning in the northern parts of the country regarding the temperature drop expected in the next five days.

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New in Lucknow: Purple Foods is stirring up city's culinary scenes & how!

Purple Foods debut in Lucknow with their one destination, one stop eatery

Does your agenda this weekend include getting a meal and refreshing drinks with friends/family? Does it also include an argument where you can't agree on where to eat because that one guy in your group is always craving for kebabs, and your best friend wants nothing more than a mocktail to beat the day’s blues and you’d rather have a hearty burger and call it a day!

Well, Lucknowites, in that case, we’ve got news for you! Having marked their debut in the city that loves to eat, only last month, Purple Foods is synonymous with the most indulgent and diverse cuisines all under one roof. They are an instant word-of-mouth hit! An exciting eatery shaking up Lucknow’s culinary landscape by merging high-end food, with authentic familial influences and pan-relish cuisine. Turn over the menu to explore a map of taste-bud-Asia.

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