Lucknow Coronavirus update: 454 new cases in the city; New CMO appointed

Former CMO appointed as senior consultant at Lok Bandhu Raj Narayan Hospital in Lucknow

Lucknow reported around 454 fresh Covid-19 cases in a single day taking the tally of total caseload of the city to around 6,307 on Sunday. With this record breaking number, Lucknow has also been witnessing an increase in the number recoveries. With around 580 patients added to the recovery list on Sunday, the aggregate of total active cases has witnessed a dip. There are around 3,210 active cases in the city right now.

What's the news?

With 454 new coronavirus cases, the highest in 24 hours, there seems to be no respite from the deadly virus in the city. This tally has resulted in Lucknow cementing its place as the worst hit city of the state of Uttar Pradesh for yet another day.

The competence of the medical facilities, front line doctors, staff, and other corona warriors in Lucknow have helped to bring down the total number of active cases in the city, with about 580 recoveries on Sunday. The tally of active cases in the city's various medical facilities now stand at 3,210.

Lucknow gets a new CMO

In an administrative change, a new Chief Medical Officer was appointed in Lucknow. The Chief Medical Superintendent of Bhaurao Devras Civil Hospital, will be heading the CMO Office in the city. Former CMO, has been appointed as senior consultant at Lok Bandhu Raj Narayan Hospital in Lucknow.

The UPMRC has shared the ridership count of the Lucknow Metro and the soaring tally, crossing the 15,000 mark, indicate the popularity of the public transport system among citizens. The Managing Director of the Uttar Pradesh Metro Corporation congratulated the entire staff and support team for the achievement.

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Some respite: Lucknow's new infection rate remained negative for straight 8 days

Long way to recovery as city's prime areas of Gomti Nagar and Indira Nagar still remain virus hotspots

Lucknow's new coronavirus infection tallies saw considerable fall in the last weekend with numbers falling from an average of 940 cases from week start to around 555 on Sunday. With this fall in the new infections and a remarkable rise in the recoveries, Lucknow has managed to arrest any positive growth of active cases for 8 consecutive days. Despite these lower fresh cases and increased discharges, Lucknow has long way to recover from the clutches of the coronavirus as Gomti Nagar and Indira Nagar continue to remain virus hotspots.

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Schools in Lucknow could open soon as UPSA drafts proposal for re-opening of schools in UP

The State government has to decide upon re-opening of the schools by September 30

The Unaided Private Schools Association (UPSA) has submitted a proposal draft to the Uttar Pradesh State Government ahead of its decision regarding the re-opening of schools that have been shut due to the rampant spread of the coronavirus. The draft suggests the state to re-start schools for classes 10th and 12th on a trial basis for 10 days by October 12, which can be later scaled up for all the classes by the month of November.

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COVID-19 Lucknow update: New guidelines permit the entry of only 'serious buyers' in malls

Two nodal officers would be deployed to ensure health safety measures at the malls & shopping complexes.

In the wake of rapid spread of the coronavirus in Lucknow, the city administration has established new precautionary and restricting guidelines. These new set of rules restrict the entry of those who visit malls for only show-window shopping or hanging out; that is, malls in Lucknow will only open their gates to 'serious buyers', that too with protective gear in place. The guidelines make it obligatory for all visitors and staff to undergo proper thermal checks as well. Apart from this, two nodal officers would be deployed to ensure health safety measures at the malls and shopping complexes.

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Two royal bred horses added to Lucknow's La Martiniere College's stable

Endangered Kathwadi breed horses are now a part of La Martiniere's stable

La Martiniere Collge adds two more rare species to its stables, in the beautiful form of Bajirao, a five-year-old stallion and Anandi, an eight-year-old mammoth mare, both of the Kathwadi endangered breed from Western India. These royally-bred horses were gifted to the college by Monish Bhandari and his wife, Priya, members of the college alma mater. The horses arrived at the college grounds on Saturday in a special air-conditioned vehicle from the farm of Mumbai and Ajmer.

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