COVID-19 tally rises in Lucknow for the 5th consecutive day; 90 new cases reported on Friday

In 6 days time, the daily surge in COVID-19 cases has spiked from 0 on March 13 to a high 90 on March 19.

Lucknow is falling deeper into the pits of the 'second wave of coronavirus'. According to the data provided by the health division and the consequent forecasts, the virus growth rate in Lucknow is 6 times more than the initial surge in 2020. As evident from the daily surge clocked in here, the state capital reported the highest tallies across all districts for the fifth consecutive day, clocking a high tally of 90 new cases on Friday.


Lucknow clocks-in heightened doubling rate of COVID-19

In 6 days time, the daily surge in COVID-19 cases has spiked from 0 on March 13 to a high 90 on March 19. Last year, it took about 69 days for the virus to grow from 0 cases from the initial outbreak to a tally of 80 cases on July 4. Cases are now doubling in the city is less than 3 days, which as per official statements could also be an effect of increased testing and tracing capacities here.

Besides the high growth rate, Lucknow is also witnessing a slow-paced recovery that is adding to the active patient load in city hospitals. On Friday, the recovery count dipped to a low 12. At present, the state capital is nursing the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, amounting to a total of 458.

In view of this pandemic threat, the District Magistrate in Lucknow has moved directives reinforcing the established preventive protocol for the general public. Wearing a face mask is compulsory in the state and people won't be allowed to enter institutions and establishments without one. Other guidelines list regular sanitisation and maintenance of social distance in public places to maximise personal caution against the virus. This will enable effective action to break the chain of infection and violation of any norm would be considered as a punishable offence.

Lucknow's CCS Airport to house an aircraft maintenance centre soon!

All issues related to the air vehicles will be fixed using domestic resources, without the need for an engineer from Delhi or Mumbai.

Amid a string of developments being witnessed at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport in Lucknow, an aircraft maintenance hub will be established at this station soon. Once the latest facility is launched, all issues related to the air vehicles will be fixed using domestic resources, without the need for an engineer from Delhi or Mumbai. Besides, it is expected that this centre would also usher an array of employment opportunities for the youngsters.

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Enroute 'green future': Electric Vehicle Policy to be rolled out in Rajasthan!

The state government has offered some benefits like subsidies on the upfront cost of electric vehicles for the first line of buyers.

After the introduction of the Electric Vehicles Policy across multiple states of the country, Rajasthan is all set to roll out a similar scheme now. Previously, Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Telangana administrations have worked on parallel interventions and initiated EV policies aiming for a green future. Mahendra Soni, Commissioner, Transport Department of the Rajasthan government informed that the EV policy has been drafted and now, it will be transferred to the finance department for approval.

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Flood-like situations crop up across various parts of Goa due to incessant rains!

Authorities informed that some homes in low-lying regions have submerged underwater and a strict vigil is being maintained now.

After the early arrival of monsoons, heavy rains were witnessed across different parts of Goa in the past few days. Driven by heavy showers, certain parts of both North and South Goa are faced with flood-like circumstances. Reportedly, this includes Sattari and Bicholim areas in the north district Dharbandora in the south district. As per reports, authorities informed that some homes in low-lying regions have submerged underwater and a strict vigil is being maintained now.

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Amid the lowering scale of COVID infection in Rajasthan, the state Education Minister on Thursday announced the reopening of schools from 2nd August, across all districts. These institutes have been shut ever since the outbreak of the second COVID wave, in April this year. Schools also had to halt operations after the first wave took over, in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students and staff members.

Although schools have been conducting classes online in order to keep the curriculum going, it is difficult to match up to the exposure imparted in regular on-campus classes. Concerned about the same, the authorities have now decided upon resuming classes

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Focused COVID sampling begins in Lucknow for detection of new variants

Notably, special testing camps are already operational at the airport, railway station and bus stops in Lucknow.

In view of the new COVID mutants surfacing in the country, the Uttar Pradesh government is initiating focused sampling schedules in Lucknow from today onwards. As a part of this exercise, the targeted sampling drives will be conducted in areas that logged a large count of infections during the first and second waves of accelerated infections. Aimed at arresting the third COVID wave in the state capital, this program will be implemented via an extensive plan of action.

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1 lakh more jabs needed to achieve 100% first dose coverage in Goa

About 64.6% of Goa's local population has received the first shot of COVID vaccination.

With the vaccination of another 1 lakh beneficiaries, Goa will be able to achieve its target 100% COVID vaccination coverage for its eligible population. As per reports, the state has been planning to restart tourism activities after this feat is met. The deadline for the same had been announced as July 31. The CM has appealed to the public to come forward and get the anti-virus jab to accelerate the process.

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