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With 26,636 fresh cases on Saturday, the COVID tallies in Uttar Pradesh have shown no respite for the third day in a row. Holding this in regard and to further foster the efforts of tackling the swell of the second wave of infections, the state government has declared the extension of the ongoing lockdown till May 17, 7 AM. Essential services have been barred from these constraints, to mitigate any related public discomfort.
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In a bid to curtail the volatile spread of coronavirus infections in Kanpur, district authorities on Friday, announced to increase surveillance at all containment zones in the territory. As per reports, fresh instructions have been issued to station police officials and beat officers round the clock, at each such restricted areas in the city. These officials will be further assisted by the patrolling officers. Additionally, the Deputy Commissioner of the Police has directed to ensure that no one, except for essential services personnel are allowed entry in places that nurse over one COVID case.

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When citizens across the country are grappling due to a dire shortage of oxygen amid the second wave of the pandemic, a group of alumni from IIT Kanpur have taken it upon their shoulders to assure enhanced supplies of the medical necessity. Through a crowdfunded initiative, 'Breathe India', the group has raised more than 3 crores and ordered oxygen concentrators for medical centres across Delhi. Now, they are expanding this scope of help to Uttar Pradesh with the help of a Lucknow-based NGO.


Right Walk Foundation in Lucknow to support 'Breathe India' in UP

After remarkable triumphs in the first week of the campaign, the alumni collective has now associated with Lucknow's Right Walk Foundation for its programs in Uttar Pradesh. Here, the group aims to distribute concentrators, oxygen cylinders, oximeters and other equipment among the underprivileged individuals. With this, the net target of the campaign has been augmented to ₹4 crores and the initiators anticipate that they would reach this goal soon.

Working on the lines of 'social inclusion', Right Walk Foundation assures support and assistance to slum-dwelling communities across 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Highlighting the need for public advocacy, the organisation attempts to create an ecosystem of equity and sustainability.

Successful in assuring widespread relief

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As per the information provided on their campaign page, over 250 concentrators are being provided through this program to hospitals and COVID care centres. Marking collaborative efforts with SaveLife Foundation, this group of samaritans have been successful in assuring relief in a much greater measure, than their initial expectations. All of the resources are being delivered across Delhi, working in alignment with the requirements observed by the Delhi Government.

The facilitators consist of Ashutosh Ranka, Isha Agarwal, Nikhil Asati, Kavya Eluru, Randhir Shah- each one from a different batch of IIT-K. Together, they have embarked on a journey to help scores of citizens and save hundreds of Life.

The Uttar Pradesh government has now announced that all children in the state who have lost both their parents to COVID, will be kept in shelter homes across the territory. With regards to this, the Principal Secretary of the Women and Child Development Department has issued orders to all district-level authorities. They have been asked to prepare a list of all such kids, after which, the administration will make provisions for their stay.

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After a disastrous few weeks with the number of COVID cases peaking in the city, the tallies are now declining in Kanpur. A total of 784 fresh cases were reported on Thursday, in contrast to 1,202 detections on Wednesday. The new additions in the number of daily cases, have pushed the count of active cases in the city to a total of 11,675. Further, the condition of the city seems to be slightly better as 1,557 recoveries were reported yesterday while 7,734 vaccine doses have been administered as yet.

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Issuing an official statement, the Uttar Pradesh government has declared a 25% salary hike for doctors and nursing staff deployed in COVID wards of hospitals across the state. Additionally, reports state that sanitation workers and other frontline warriors will also be offered extra compensations for their services in these crucial times. This move by the state administration is preceded by an unprecedented jump in COVID infections, which has increased the burden on the medical infrastructure.

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In a bid to ease accessibility of medical-grade oxygen amid the COVID crisis, the Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) of IIT Kanpur, has launched the agenda of 'Mission Bharat O2'. This programme is a 45-day open challenge for manufacturing high-quality indigenous, rapidly scalable oxygen generation units to help combat the pandemic emergency. A dire need of the hour, Mission Bharat O2 makes a strong case for leveraging local, indigenous talent to innovate the production supply chain of oxygen plants and concentrators.

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As COVID-affected residents in Kanpur struggle to seek uninterrupted oxygen supplies, the city's police department has come to their rescue by setting up an oxygen bank. Through this initiative, Kanpur Police attempts to fulfil the oxygen requirements of the infected patients in the city. In order to materialise the objective, the law enforcement officials have appealed to the city folks to donate their vacant cylinders which can be put to use for the needy.

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The Ayush Department (Ayurveda) of Uttar Pradesh, has rolled out a new feature on the 'AYUSH Kavach App', that can aid in the treatment of home-isolated COVID patients in Luckow, Kanpur and other districts in the state. The new update enables citizens to access medical treatment, available locally and easily. This mobile application is a handy tool that attempts to provide the maximum benefits of the ancient science of Ayurveda and correlated traditional health systems, that can help boost one's immunity at minimal costs. This will also revive an age-old branch of medical science, that is typical to the state.

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In a bid to control the current surge of the second COVID wave in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has declared the extension of the ongoing lockdown till May 10, 7 AM. Previously, the timeline of the weekend corona curfew was stretched till 7 AM on Thursday and now it would be operational till Monday morning. As of now, 13,68,183 individuals have been infected by the virus and 13,798 citizens have succumbed to the fatal contagion.

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Highlighting the need for assured food supplies for all, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh ordered that community kitchens must be functional in all districts of the state. This move is being initiated by the state administration to ensure that no deprived individual has to fight an additional battle of hunger amid the current COVID crisis. As per a senior official, these community kitchens will provide meals to daily wagers and all needy people in the society.

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