Lockdown to be extended in Jaipur & other Rajasthan districts with stricter guidelines!

Jaipur registered the highest-ever count of 3,602 COVID cases on Thursday.

Taking quick cognisance of accelerating infection tallies in the state, the Rajasthan Government had imposed lockdown restrictions in the state till May 3rd. Now, the administration has decided to extend the period of lockdown and increase the limitations till the new detections are brought under control. Aimed at breaking the chain of infections, this decision was taken by the government in a COVID review meeting conducted under the leadership of the Chief Minister.

Fresh guidelines expected in a day or two

It is expected that the authorities will release a new set of guidelines related to the lockdown in a day or two. Addressing top executives in the review meeting, the Chief Minister asked for augmented restrictions to curtail the spread of contamination. He instructed the officers to ensure that the restraints are imposed in such a way that employment activities of citizens from economically marginalised sections stand uninterrupted.

While lockdown is often called the measure of last resort, it became a necessity for Rajasthan which has been severely affected by the second COVID wave. Once the daily case count lowers to controlled levels and the current excessive burden on medical infrastructure is eased, the restrictions would be gradually revoked.

Highest count of 17,269 new cases recorded in Rajasthan on Thursday!

On Thursday, the largest count of 17,269 new cases was registered in Rajasthan and the state capital too witnessed a record-breaking tally of 3,602 new infections. Accelerated by these fresh cases, the active patient tally shot up to 1,69,519 and 35,693 in Rajasthan and Jaipur, respectively. 158 COVID patients breathed their last on Thursday, the highest figure recorded to date.

Public movement without e-pass permitted for THESE categories in Lucknow & other UP districts!

In an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities.

In a bid to prevent people from unnecessarily flocking outside amid peak COVID horror of the second wave, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has issued an e-pass system for public movement across the state. According to this order, the general public, except those involved in essential services, require an authorised electronic pass to validate their travel. However, in an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities and listed categories of services alongside public movements, that would not require an e-pass.

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Additional COVID-19 curbs imposed in Goa until May 10 in wake of COVID surge

Essential services will continue to operate in Goa without any restrictions.

Goa Government on Tuesday, imposed additional COVID-19 curbs across village panchayats and districts, to keep the coronavirus infection rise in check. The coastal state observed a 4-day lockdown that concluded on May 3, however, strict restrictions were ordained here for another week, till May 10. While the administration had listed the guidelines earlier, on Tuesday, it extended the scope of the prohibitions, to include non-essential services also. As per reports, restaurants too, have been allowed only for home delivery, instead of the earlier permitted operations at 50% capacity.

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Oxygen cylinder blast at Lucknow's Chinhat area stirs city dwellers amid widespread COVID chaos

Technical teams are assessing the situation at the spot and the cause of the blast will be made public soon.

While Lucknow stands shrouded beneath a storm of COVID troubles, an incident at the city's KT Oxygen Filling Station in Chinhat, has raised eyeballs across the city. An oxygen cylinder burst out at 3:30 PM on Wednesday while being reloaded at the facility and chaotic circumstances ensued after that. Taking quick control of the situation, the authorities implemented a relief program to help the individuals affected by the blast and further investigation has been initiated.

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In a first for India, Mumbai's Coastal Road project to be supported by monopile technology!

This is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

The construction work of Mumbai's Coastal Road project is going on in full swing, although the city still lies shrouded under the gloom of the raging pandemic. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also deployed monopile technology for the project, that connects south Mumbai to the western suburbs. Breaking the usual trend of using group pile technology while making any bridge on a sea or river, this is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

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COVID cases in Indore exceed beyond ​the 1500-mark on Tuesday for over 3 weeks in a row!

On Tuesday, as many as 1,805 people tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Indore.

The rising scale of COVID-19 infections continues to cast the horrors of the pandemic in Indore, with the addition of 1,805 new cases on Tuesday. Besides adding to the active load, this new surge denotes that the daily spike of the fresh cases in Indore, has surged over the 15,000-mark for over 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the dip in the recovery rate further intensifies the pandemic crisis in the district.

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