Large-scale COVID testing drive to be launched in Lucknow, Kanpur & other UP districts on May 4

As a part of this four-day program, rapid antigen tests shall be conducted throughout the state on a door-to-door basis.

In a strong move to curtail the accelerated spread of COVID infections in Uttar Pradesh, widespread COVID testing drives shall be executed across Lucknow, Kanpur and all other districts of the state from May 4. As a part of this four-day program, rapid antigen tests shall be conducted throughout the state on a door-to-door basis. For this purpose, medical kits shall be made available in all rural areas of the territory.

'Testing, tracking and tracing' to break the chain of infections

According to the directives issued by the administration, all individuals must get tested right at the onset of the first symptoms. If found to be infected, they must undergo home isolation for the stipulated period of time, restricting contact with all other family members. In case this facility is not available, they must get isolated at the quarantine centres.

Deploying the fundamental formula of 'testing, tracking and tracing', the state government attempts to break the chain of infections in the state. The benefits of this measure can only be seen if the testing drives are implemented meticulously, aligned with the provisions in the plan.

All inter-state bus services suspended with immediate effect

In view of the escalating crisis, all inter-state services have been suspended with immediate effect. While air travel will remain functional, all commuters will have to produce a negative RT-PCR report in order to be permitted entry in the state. Additionally, people travelling to villages will be tested upon arrival and they will have to follow quarantine for the mandated period.

Inflating COVID numbers in Lucknow & Kanpur call for immediate actions!

Topping the list of new infections in the state, 3,342 and 1,357 COVID cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in Lucknow and Kanpur, respectively. With this, tallies of active cases have spiralled up to 39,039 and 15,813 in the cities, sequentially, raising alarms for amplified actions. While 25 individuals succumbed to the virus in Lucknow on Sunday, the count of fatalities stood at 21 for Kanpur.

Public movement without e-pass permitted for THESE categories in Lucknow & other UP districts!

In an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities.

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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