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Sharp decline in new dengue cases, witnessed in Uttar Pradesh

Only 32 cases of dengue are presently active in the state

Amid the rising concerns of seasonal flu and pandemic, a decline in the number of dengue cases in Lucknow has brought a great respite to authorities and the public alike. As of Sunday, the state is nursing only 32 active patients, marking a definite drop from the previous tallies. While Kanpur alone accounts for 16 of these cases, the disease is well-contained in restricted pockets, furthering the recovery trends.

Lucknow's dengue tally stands at 1525 cases

As per the reports, around 10 fresh cases of dengue were found in Lucknow in the last 24 hours. These patients were detected in Aliganj, Silver Jubilee, Chinhat, Indira Nagar, ANK Road along with the Redcross locales. Notably, Lucknow's total dengue tally this year stands at 1,525 cases now. The state records on the other hand hover at the 27,000 mark.

This noticeable dengue arrest can be attributed to the state's targeted surveillance programs to prevent dengue. As per reports, the UP government has taken a strong stance against vector disease with the launch of ground-level monitoring programs, early in October this year. Various other necessary arrangements to check water-borne diseases have also been put in place, the officials said.

Monitoring committees are now engaged in a massive state-wide surveillance campaign, where several teams are deployed to regularly conduct door-to-door surveys to detect cases of dengue, cholera, diarrhoea, malaria along with COVID-19.

Experts pitch temperature dip for the dengue drop

The falling number of new dengue cases can also be a result of falling temperatures, said experts. Colder environments usually restrict the breeding of mosquitoes, in turn reducing the cases. It has been highlighted that dengue-causing Anopheles and Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes prefer temperatures above 30°C to breed and thrive.

As the temperature dips to about 20°C, they become less active in the open, causing lesser infections. Studies further state that these vectors cannot function at temperatures below 10°C, common across UP during winters.

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The move comes in light of surge in global Covid cases because of the new variant

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11 new AC e-buses to run between Rajajipuram & Deva Sharif in Lucknow from December 1

These new e-buses will be available at a gap of every 15-30 minutes

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BMC postpones reopening of Mumbai schools for classes 1-7 amid Omicron concerns

Besides Mumbai, Pune & Nashik, all schools in Maharashtra will resume offline classes from December 1

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Creste is hosting a 'Christmas Carnival' in Lucknow & here's how you can make it merrier!

The Creste Carnival is going live on Christmas Day, December 25, 2021 at Red Hill School in Lucknow.

Dashing in those merry festivities in a one-horse open sleigh, Creste has announced its Christmas Carnival open in Lucknow! A kids' special bonanza, set in the themes of jingles and glee, this affair has been designed especially for kids and you're on the guestlist too if you can double up the joy of the Yuletide season for the tiny tots!

Washed in jolly vibes and the spirit of love, lights and laughter, Creste's Christmas Carnival is where miracles come alive! And if you want to be a part of its magical loop as well, we've got the deets covered for you!

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Mumbai Traffic police bans two-wheelers, three-wheelers & heavy vehicles on BKC-Chunabatti Connector

Now, only cars and buses will be permitted to use the elevated road

Driving towards fast and free-flowing traffic, the Mumbai Traffic Police on Monday announced the BKC-Chunabatti Connector permanently closed for two, three and heavy vehicles. As per reports, the movement of trucks, trailers, bikes, scooters and auto-rickshaws and other such vehicles has been completely banned on both sides of the bridge. However, buses will be permitted to ply across to ensure easy travel.

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