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Dengue spread intensifies in Lucknow with 26 new cases on Friday

Dengue cases chart rampant spread in August and September

The dengue rise in Lucknow reached yet another high on Friday when around 26 fresh infections were reported here. With this, the city's cumulative dengue tally stands at a total of 279 cases. While Lucknow's dengue spread has been prevalent for the past 9 months, about 214 cases of the total surge were detected in August and September alone. This marks the rampant spread of the vector-borne disease in the state capital, raising health concerns.

All patients test dengue positive through the ELISA test

Out of the 26 fresh cases, two women visited Silver Jubilee Community Healthcare Centre (CHC) complaining about fatigue, joint pains and high fever. The CHCs at Aishbagh, NK Road, Chinhat, Aliganj and Turiya Ganj also witnessed an influx of people, with similar symptoms.

As per reports, 12 cases of the new surge were found in the investigation report of the Balrampur Hospital, while a patient at the SPM Civil Hospital OPD tested dengue positive via card test. Around 4 more patients were traced in the emergency department here. While the ELISA test has been designated to be an efficient dengue detector, the rapid test also proved to be beneficial at the Loknbandhu OPD in Lucknow. 3 people were screened here for the infection and a total of 4 were admitted for immediate aid.

Dr Milindvardhan of the Command Hospital in Lucknow informed that a jawan travelling from Dehradun was diagnosed with dengue in the cantonment area. Soon after, another soldier was found infected, during contact tracing. Notably, there are about 27 active dengue cases in Lucknow.

44 homes infested by dengue-causing mosquitoes

The regional health department conducted an inspection here to survey around 1,777 residence to check dengue spread. Reportedly, the larvae of dengue-causing Aedes aegypti mosquito were discovered in 44 houses in Mahanagar, Ruchi Khand, Rajiv Nagar and Chinhat localities during this drive. The health department has advised residents to prevent water accumulation in their locals and get their areas sanitised in a span of 24 hours.

As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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List of SOPs issued for colleges in Mumbai ahead of the scheduled reopening on Wednesday

Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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