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COVID horror continues in Jaipur as fresh cases surge beyond the 3000-mark for the 6th day now!

About 3,014 new coronavirus cases were identified in Jaipur on Wednesday.

The pandemic scare in Jaipur continues to plague the city with over 3,000 fresh cases for the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday. Around 3,014 new detections were logged in here, raising the aggregate tally to 1,03,665 cases, the highest in Rajasthan. At almost half, around 1,325 recoveries were also registered on Wednesday, pushing the active load to as many as 33,324 patients. Additionally, the surging toll is mounting the horror of the second wave across the state, where around 32 deaths were reported in Jaipur itself.

Jaipur's COVID-19 update

Since the last week, the coronavirus infection is spreading across Jaipur and other districts of Rajasthan with a regained ferocity of 3.2%. This, consequently, has resulted in an increased positivity ratio with 20,939 detections in the course of one week (April 21 to April 28) raising alarms across the state. This has added to the burdens of the city hospitals and other treatment facilities which are already overwhelmed with the 29% active ratio.

Several areas in Jaipur such as Jhotwara, Malviya Nagar, Mansarovar among others, are reporting cluster cases, hinting at scenarios of community transmission and increased contact. At this juncture, it is very essential to follow all COVID guidelines and protocols while adhering to pandemic-appropriate protocols. Those eligible to get the vaccine must get their jab, without any further hesitancy or delay.

On Wednesday, about 24,984 vaccinations were administered in Jaipur, raising the target achievement tally to 12, 51,846 jabs. As of May 1, the Pink City will also kickstart phase 3 of the coronavirus inoculation programme, aimed at people aged 18 to 45 years; i.e, from Saturday, vaccination will be open to all adults and registrations of the same can be made on the Co-WIN app or portal. The expanded scope of the immunity drive will help to foster an increased immunogenic response, boosting the overall defence against the pandemic in Jaipur and across.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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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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