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COVID teams visit 3 crore houses in remote areas across Lucknow & other UP districts in 7 days!

COVID teams conduct door-to-door surveillance across UP, tests up to 2,57,845 samples in 1 week!

The Uttar Pradesh Government has adopted an aggressive door-to-door surveillance strategy to check the spread of coronavirus in rural and remote areas, across the territory. Special COVID teams have been tasked to progress the initiative and screen for infected patients in a systematic and thorough manner. As per reports, these teams have successfully visited over 3 crore houses in the state in just 7 days.

COVID-19 tracking, testing & treatment in rural UP

COVID teams, deployed for infection tracking and testing across UP, are a clear indication of the state's attempt to control and nip the growth of the coronavirus terror. In absolute numbers, the dedicated teams have covered a total of 3,19,37,797 houses in different blocks of districts from May 5 to May 12, against the target of 3,30,69,010 houses for the period.

As per the orders, the surveillance teams will help the state increase pace of the COVID-19 vaccination drive and double the tracing, testing and treatment potential here. The door-to-door COVID squad has tested about 2,57,845 COVID samples in these blocks. Reportedly, these on-ground operations will support to maintain the decline of the test positivity ratio and positive cases in the state.

Uttar Pradesh is one of the few states in the country that is conducting tests on a war footing even in the remotest rural areas. Holistically, it has conducted as many as 4,39,06,533 tests since the outbreak of the virus last year. In the last 24 hours, around 17,745 cases were reported here pushing the state aggregate to 15,80,980 cases. UP nurses a 12.9% active ratio, where capital Lucknow accounts for the highest tally, 16,117, among other districts.

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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