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COVID lockdown extended till Thursday 7 AM in Lucknow, Kanpur & other UP districts!

On Sunday, 30,857 new COVID cases were recorded in Uttar Pradesh.

In an attempt to clamp the exploding COVID infection rates in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has extended the ongoing lockdown restrictions for two more days till May 6, 7 AM. Earlier implemented for a period of 3 days till Tuesday morning, the period of restraints has been increased for Lucknow, Kanpur and all districts of the state now. On Sunday, 30,857 new COVID cases were recorded in Uttar Pradesh while 288 citizens from the state succumbed to the highly infectious contagion.

A move to break the chain of infections in the state!

Being the hardest-hit districts in the state, Lucknow and Kanpur account for the largest shares of new and active COVID cases. Additionally, the death tallies have also been consistently high for the two cities in the past month. On Sunday, 3,438 fresh COVID cases were registered in Lucknow while the count ticked up by 1,314 for Kanpur. In addition to this, 24 deaths were witnessed in Lucknow while 21 lost their lives to the virus in Kanpur. On the positive side, 5,417 and 2,486 recoveries were marked in Lucknow and Kanpur respectively.

Now, the latest decision by the state government attempts to tighten the grip over the spiralling count of cases in different regions of the state. Though the lockdown extension comes with strong motives, it's effects will be only observed if the citizens adhere to the restrictions and all guidelines and protocol laid out for COVID prevention and control.

Here, it is important to acknowledge that the medical establishments in the state, are working beyond their capacity and they cannot take more burden. Thus, each one of us must be responsible and aware to practice such behaviour that can be conducive to arresting the spread of contamination.

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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