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24 private labs & hospitals in Lucknow are now conducting COVID-19 tests at ₹700!

With the resumption of testing in the state capital, it is expected that the tally of new COVID-19 infections will surge.

Bringing a bout of relief to the citizens, the Lucknow district administration has released a list of 24 private laboratories and hospitals in Lucknow, where COVID-19 tests can be undertaken. The DM of Lucknow issued this order and directed the listed establishments to resume testing, in wake of the swelling coronavirus infections plaguing the city. This decision has also come with revised costs of the testing procedure, thus marginally lightening the financial burden on the city folks.


COVID-19 test at 24 private labs & hospitals to be conducted at regulated costs

Along with the list, the authorities have also released the revised costs of the COVID-19 testing procedure, with an aim towards making healthcare affordable at this urgent hour. The new rates of COVID test in Lucknow have been fixed at ₹900 for home collection of sample and ₹700, if the person visits the facility.

2,25,960 samples tested in UP on Saturday

As per reports, 5,461 fresh coronavirus cases have been identified in the city on Saturday but on a brighter note, the number of recoveries arched over the infected count. 5,799 people went back home after successfully defeating the virus. In the last 24 hours, the state has tested 2,25,960 samples and till date, 3,95,40,989 COVID-19 tests have been conducted.

With the resumption of testing in the state capital, it is expected that the tally of new COVID-19 infections will surge but that can be used as an advantage, to detect and demolish the spread of the virus at an early stage. This would also ensure that the victim receives timely medication and treatment, before snowballing to the critical stage or worse.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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