Phase 3 COVID vaccination for 18+ citizens begins today in Lucknow, Kanpur & 5 other UP districts!

The doses will be administered to only those who have registered on the Co-WIN portal in advance.

On May 1, the phase 3 inoculation drive for people over 18 years of age, began in 7 Uttar Pradesh districts and it is being reported that the other areas will be included later. These cities, namely Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Bareilly and Varanasi, are nursing over 9,000 active cases individually and thus, the vaccine benefit has been provided to them first. Supposedly, about 10,000 vaccine doses are available in UP today, to facilitate the drive smoothly

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In Lucknow, the third phase of COVID-19 vaccination targetted at people over 18 years, has commenced at 10 COVID vaccination centres. With 300 stocks at each, the district aims to achieve 3000 beneficiaries' inoculation today, itself. As per the CMO, the vaccine vials were provided at all functional centres at 8 AM to kickstart the drive as slated by the Centre.

The 10 vaccination centres in Lucknow that have been selected for the underway drive are- King George's Medical University (KGMU), Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS), Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lok Bandhu Raj Narain Hospital, Rani Laxmibai Hospital, Civil Hospital, Jhalkaribai Hospital, Awantibai Hospital, Balrampur Hospital and BRD hospital.

The doses will be administered to only those who have registered on the Co-WIN portal in advance. Eligible beneficiaries can book their slots on the Co-WIN portal now.

1 crore vaccines to arrive in UP in the coming week

The Uttar Pradesh government has scouted for a supply of 1 crore COVID vaccine doses to launch the vaccination drive in the other remaining districts as well. As per reports, 50 lakh doses of COVAXIN from the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Limited and another 50 lakh vials of Covishield from Pune's SII, are expected to arrive in the coming week.

As of Thursday, the state has also started to float global tenders to procure four to five crore doses of the COVID jab. Vaccination of the previously permitted population groups, including people over the age of 45 years will also continue and vials would be arranged accordingly.

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In a bid to prevent people from unnecessarily flocking outside amid peak COVID horror of the second wave, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has issued an e-pass system for public movement across the state. According to this order, the general public, except those involved in essential services, require an authorised electronic pass to validate their travel. However, in an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities and listed categories of services alongside public movements, that would not require an e-pass.

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Additional COVID-19 curbs imposed in Goa until May 10 in wake of COVID surge

Essential services will continue to operate in Goa without any restrictions.

Goa Government on Tuesday, imposed additional COVID-19 curbs across village panchayats and districts, to keep the coronavirus infection rise in check. The coastal state observed a 4-day lockdown that concluded on May 3, however, strict restrictions were ordained here for another week, till May 10. While the administration had listed the guidelines earlier, on Tuesday, it extended the scope of the prohibitions, to include non-essential services also. As per reports, restaurants too, have been allowed only for home delivery, instead of the earlier permitted operations at 50% capacity.

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Oxygen cylinder blast at Lucknow's Chinhat area stirs city dwellers amid widespread COVID chaos

Technical teams are assessing the situation at the spot and the cause of the blast will be made public soon.

While Lucknow stands shrouded beneath a storm of COVID troubles, an incident at the city's KT Oxygen Filling Station in Chinhat, has raised eyeballs across the city. An oxygen cylinder burst out at 3:30 PM on Wednesday while being reloaded at the facility and chaotic circumstances ensued after that. Taking quick control of the situation, the authorities implemented a relief program to help the individuals affected by the blast and further investigation has been initiated.

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In a first for India, Mumbai's Coastal Road project to be supported by monopile technology!

This is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

The construction work of Mumbai's Coastal Road project is going on in full swing, although the city still lies shrouded under the gloom of the raging pandemic. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also deployed monopile technology for the project, that connects south Mumbai to the western suburbs. Breaking the usual trend of using group pile technology while making any bridge on a sea or river, this is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

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COVID cases in Indore exceed beyond ​the 1500-mark on Tuesday for over 3 weeks in a row!

On Tuesday, as many as 1,805 people tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Indore.

The rising scale of COVID-19 infections continues to cast the horrors of the pandemic in Indore, with the addition of 1,805 new cases on Tuesday. Besides adding to the active load, this new surge denotes that the daily spike of the fresh cases in Indore, has surged over the 15,000-mark for over 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the dip in the recovery rate further intensifies the pandemic crisis in the district.

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