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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.

With mercury dipping to 4.5°C, Lucknow turns colder than Shimla & Dehradun!

As per the forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department, the cold spell, possibly accompanied by thundershowers is set to continue for the next two days in Lucknow

With the intensifying winter chills in Lucknow, the city marked temperatures lower than hill stations like Dehradun and Shimla on Tuesday. The maximum temperature of the city was marked at 12.2°C, which was around 3 degrees lower than that in these hill stations. As per the forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department, the cold spell, possibly accompanied by thundershowers is set to continue for the next two days as well.

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Finals of Syed Modi International 2022 to take place in Lucknow on January 23

The ongoing international badminton competition is taking place at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow

The finale of the ongoing Syed Modi International 2022 is scheduled to take place on January 23 at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow. Notably, this international level badminton competition was started on 18 January. After registering a win on Wednesday, Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and the Indian Open finalist Supanida Katethong from Thailand are set to clash in the quarter-finals. Read on to know more about the badminton tournament that is taking place in Lucknow.

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An inspiration for all, THIS 77-year-old 'student' from Rajasthan enrolls for 12 board exams!

Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for showing dedication towards completing his basic education

With a firm belief in the saying that there is no age limit to learning, 77-year old Hukumdas Vaishnav from Rajasthan is all set to appear for class XII examinations this year. Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for his dedication towards completing his basic education. Read on to know more about the inspirational real-life story of Jalore's Hukumdas Vaishnav.

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UP Elections 2022: Postal ballot facility to be rolled out for elderlies & COVID patients

Postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and the physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease

Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission has launched a postal ballot facility to ease matters for citizens. Amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases, the EC stressed that their first and foremost objective is a 'COVID safe election'. The postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease while ensuring that no citizen of India is deprived of their universal adult franchise.

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3,517 new cases reported in Lucknow on Wednesday

Nearing the 1-lakh mark, the active caseload in Uttar Pradesh has reached a total of 98,238 cases, as of January 19

With 3,517 new cases reported on Wednesday, the surge in COVID cases continues in Lucknow. This has brought up the total number of active cases in the city to 16,943. According to the daily health bulletin released by the administration, one casualty related to coronavirus was also marked in the city on January 19. Read more to know about the current status of coronavirus in Lucknow and other districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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With the completion of track laying work on the Metro Line 2A and Metro Line 7, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to start its commercial run for the public of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region soon. While MMRDA has completed the work on Phase 1(Dahanukarwadi and Aarey) of this project, the nodal agency awaits the clearance certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) now.

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SGPGI in Lucknow issues fresh guidelines for consultations in OPD & IPD admissions

Apart from the RT-PCR, a negative TrueNat test report of COVID will also be accepted at the time of entry in PGI

In view of the rising COVID cases in the city, the administration of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has issued new guidelines for admission in the Outpatient Department(OPD) and Inpatient Department (IPD). As per the new rules, a negative COVID test report is mandatory for those intending to get appointments for consultations with doctors or admission in IPD. Read on to know more about the fresh guidelines now applicable at SGPGI in Lucknow.

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