Section 144 imposed in Jaipur & other Rajasthan districts till May 21 to allay COVID rise

State Home Department has issued month-long COVID prohibitory orders; Section 144 imposed in Rajasthan till May 21.

In view of the surging scare of the coronavirus across Rajasthan, the State Home Department has imposed Section 144 of the CrPc in Jaipur and all the other districts, to break the chain of infection. As per reports, the prohibitory orders will be observed from April 22 to May 21, restricting the assembly of four or more people, without prior permission. The state has further decided that it will set up vaccination camps to prioritise the inoculation of all essential workers and vendors, over the age of 45 years.

Jaipur's defence against COVID rise

In a bid to build a strong defence against the COVID attack, the state government directed officials to provide immunity to essential workers who are more exposed to COVID infection. As a result, the Home Secretary has directed to cover the vaccination of bank employees, industrial workers, grocery and ration dealers, vegetable vendors, medical store operators and their staffers, street vendors, milk vendors, media persons, hawkers and employees of various departments, who are performing COVID-related duties.

Additionally, with the Centre permitting vaccine for all adults from May 1, the Chief Minister on Tuesday, said that the government should ensure a sufficient supply of doses to avoid glitches. While the state currently has vials that can last only for two days, the Centre should provide for the requirements. The CM has also asked for a transparent vaccine distribution strategy for the expanded immunity drive.

Rajasthan to soon set up its largest COVID Hospital

Reporting a steep rise in COVID-19 numbers, Rajasthan's daily COVID spike crossed the 12,000-mark on Tuesday. 12,201 cases and 64 deaths were reported. As yet, there are as many as 85,571 active cases in the state, out of which the highest are in Jaipur, marked at 15,955 with a surge of 1,875 infections within the city limits. About 9 deaths were also recorded in the state capital on April 20.

Following the state capital, Jodhpur is nursing 10,955 active COVID-19 cases while Udaipur is treating 9,051 infected people. Additionally, the state government is planning to build the largest COVID hospital in the state, in wake of the rising cases.

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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