As per new orders, about 7 new containment zones have been set up in prominent areas of Lucknow, given the recent surge in coronavirus cases. On Monday, Lucknow reported about 495 new COVID-19 cases, breaching the 400-mark for the second day in succession. As per the recorded data, the present-day infection count has emerged as the sharpest single-day rise since the beginning of 2021.


New containment zones listed to curb the rise in cases

c.ndtvimg.com

Following the directives of the district authorities, areas reporting the highest number of coronavirus cases in Lucknow have been converted into containment zones. These include Alambagh, Aliganj, Chinhat Indiranagar, Tudiaganj and Aishbagh, which collectively host about 7 such restrictive zones. All activity in these areas will be under the scrutiny of the district authorities so that the rate of a viral resurgence in the city can be minimised.

District Administration has also shared zone-wise numbers of essential facilities and services here for the benefit of the people residing in these containment zones. These include the numbers of kirana (grocery)stores, medical shops, online supplies, hospitals. Emergency numbers have also been shared to help people solve deal with any unforeseen crisis.

While Lucknow is boosting defence against the rapid rise of coronavirus, the recuperation rate is raising concerns among district and health officials alike. As reported, Lucknow's recovery has fallen to 97.1% from 98.2% earlier. While the total aggregate has clocked in 85,070 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, 81,268 people have recovered in the city. About 2,598 continue to receive active treatment here while 1,204 have fallen prey to the infection.

Lucknow's Ekana Stadium makes it to the list of 9 venues proposed by BCCI for T20 World Cup 2021

Lucknow's Ekana Stadium might host T20 World Cup 2021; decision awaited.

Lucknow's BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium has found its name in the list of 9 venues proposed by the BCCI for the flagship T20 World Cup 2021, scheduled in India. The venues have been decided upon in an apex council of the national cricket board and includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamshala, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai along with Lucknow. The suggestions have been sent to the ICC, which holds the final discretion over the venue selection

Keep reading... Show less

This Earth Day, let's recount THESE 7 steps undertaken by Indore to become India's cleanest city

This day is the perfect occasion when we can talk about Indore, the cleanest city in India, with a little more pride than usual!

Celebrated first on 22nd of April, 1970, 'Earth Day' is a reminder for every single person that the planet's well-being is our constant responsibility and to take a step towards that, we need to start at the grassroots first. This day is the perfect occasion when we can talk about Indore, the cleanest city in India, with a little more pride than usual!

Indore has left no stone unturned to win awards for being the country's cleanest city for four consecutive years now, so we have listed down 7 steps taken by the city, in becoming so.

Keep reading... Show less

'Oxygen Express' begins its run from Lucknow to Bokaro to meet UP's oxygen shortage!

A roll-on roll off service, 'Oxygen Express' is a goods train that will supply Liquid Medicinal Oxygen from Bokaro to Lucknow.

While Lucknow is facing a severe shortage of medical-grade oxygen amid peak COVID surge, the state has requested the Railways for the services of an 'Oxygen Express' in the city. This is a goods train that is operating all over India as a 'roll-on roll-off service' with road tankers in place of regular wagons.

For the Lucknow run, these tankers will shuttle Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from Bokaro in Jharkhand to Charbagh, Lucknow. Reportedly, the special rail carrying 6-8 empty tankers was flagged off on Wednesday night from Lucknow's railway station and it made its way towards Bokaro, to bring back bulk oxygen to the worst-hit district in Uttar Pradesh.

Keep reading... Show less

Backed by Red Crescent Society, Mumbai's mosques offer free oxygen cylinders to COVID-19 patients

Mosques in Mumbai and satellite regions such as Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan & Bhiwandi are now providing free oxygen cylinders.

Several mosques in Mumbai and other regional suburbs, have come forward to ease the availability of oxygen in wake of the acute resource shortage felt across. To shoulder the responsibility of COVID treatment with the already exhausted medical infrastructure, these mosques are facilitating free oxygen cylinders to needy patients, bringing respite to patients and health officials alike. Backed by the Red Crescent Society, the local mosques in Mumbai, Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan and Bhiwandi, are also providing home kits to easily set up home support for critical patients.

Keep reading... Show less

COVID infected employees in Lucknow & other UP districts to get 28 days of paid leaves

This decision has been implemented on the basis of Section 2 of the March 2020 Ordinance, relating to Section 2 of the Epidemic Act, 1987.

Amid the COVID distress in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Wednesday announced a 28-day paid leave for employees, who are quarantined or are under the infection radar- confirmed or suspected. This decision has been implemented on the basis of Section 2 of the March 2020 Ordinance, relating to Section 2 of the Epidemic Act, 1987. Consequently, paid COVID-19 leave, up to 28 days is permissible when such workers submit their medical certificate to the employer or authorised person, at the time of joining duty.

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter

Newsletter

Most Read

Headlines

Lucknow

Kanpur

Trending

Jaipur

Indore

Goa

Mumbai