IRCTC's private fleet of Lucknow-Delhi Tejas trains suspended amid COVID rise

State authorities intensify COVID-19 testing at railway stations, airports & bus stands to arrest the rampant COVID spread.

In wake of the exponential rise of COVID-19 in Lucknow and Delhi, the Railway authorities have announced that the services of IRCTC's private Tejas fleet will be suspended here. As per orders, Train no. 82501/ 82502 Lucknow- New Delhi- Lucknow Tejas train will remain cancelled from April 9, 2021, till further advice. However, in the coming days, special trains may also run from highly affected states like Maharashtra.

COVID scare curbs movement between Lucknow & Delhi, once again

The COVID-19 rise has yet again curbed movement of the Tejas trains between Lucknow and Delhi. While other railway services will run as scheduled, the authorities announced that the corporate-luxury Tejas trains will remain suspended until further notice. Earlier, the trains had shut down all services with the enforcement of the nationwide lockdown last year.

It was only in February this year that Tejas Express trains returned to tracks after a 10-month hiatus due to increased demands. While it usually runs for 4 days a week, from March 25 to April 5, the trains were running as daily services to meet with the festive rush which eased travel and mobility for many. However, once again, the services have been restricted to curtail the infection rise in Lucknow, Delhi and other train stops.

On Wednesday, Delhi reported 5506 new infections while Lucknow's count soared to 1346 positive infections, its highest-ever daily spike since the outbreak of the virus. Therefore travel curbs have now been introduced to break the chain of infection here due to increased travel and contact.

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Amid the high spike of COVID cases and staggered recovery due to the shortage of resources, Knocksense Lucknow has initiated a Plasma Donation Drive to boost coronavirus treatment across the city. As the name suggests, this is a 'volunteer registration programme' for plasma donation which will help create a database of eligible donors, who have recovered from the infection in the last 2 to 4 weeks. These details can then be availed by people in need, saving plenty of efforts in the hour of emergency.

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Essential vendors to receive COVID jab on priority in Jaipur & other districts in Rajasthan

Vegetable sellers, grocery store owners & people selling other essentials like milk, medicines will be vaccinated first

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Medicinal oxygen for COVID treatment is now available at Maurari Nagar & Talkatora in Lucknow

Oxygen carrying vehicles across Uttar Pradesh will now be monitored via GPS tracking.

On Tuesday, the Oudh Oxygen Centre in Lucknow conducted an oxygen supply camp for the benefit of several recovering patients. Several people from all across the city flocked to this centre at Talkatora Road, Mawaaiya Industrial area, to supplement their oxygen supplies amid an overall acute shortage. A similar drive was also held at Mauraru Nagar, easing the availability of medicinal oxygen; a major respite in these desperate times.

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Ahead of an expected surge in COVID-19 cases, Goa stocks up its oxygen inventories

The Goa Health Department is chalking out an elaborate plan to ensure oxygen availability to all COVID patients.

Goa is facing a scenario where its oxygen demands are set to double but this has only increased the efforts of the state government to supplement its inventory of oxygen supplies to meet the expected need, informed the Health Minister. Goa has also roped in government and private players in Karnataka and Kerala, leaving no stone unturned to ensure it is able to provide the prescribed medical treatment to all patients under the state's care.

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Indore distributes over 12,000 Remdesivir injections across MP to ensure rapid COVID treatment

Indore District Administration denies permissions to wedding ceremonies amid steep escalation of coronavirus cases.

A large consignment of Remdesivir injections arrived at the Indore Airport on Sunday, carrying about 125 boxes of the COVID treatment drug. This lot collectively made about 12,000 injections available for immediate use. As per the directives of the Chief Minister, the state is undertaking several efforts to ensure that there is an optimum supply of medicines and necessary resources for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in affected districts. Consequently, the medicine boxes were airlifted from the Indore Airport itself, to ensure immediate availability across other cities.

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