Over 3 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted in Lucknow!

Active cases take a dip, for the 9th time in August.

Lucknow's medical competence and testing capacities witness a dynamic upsurge with a successful completion of 3 lakh coronavirus tests with efficiency. A further increase in this number is expected soon, over the state directives of strict surveillance. Besides this, Lucknow also witnessed a dip in the number of new cases (506) as the active cases plunge to negative, bringing hopes of improvement and recovery in the city.

Lucknow's Defence Against COVID-19

The efforts of the medical, administrative and municipal authorities of capital Lucknow finally reap benefits as the number of active cases drop to negatives for the 9th time in August. A drop in the city's fresh cases to 506 even with increased testing, totalling to about 3,07,453 brings in a sigh of relief for the city. Over 2 lakh of this testing tally was achieved in the month of August itself.

The recovery rate is back on the rise after a 2 day lull and a total of 800 patients were declared to be recovered, in mere 24 hours. The fatality count has been arrested for another day at 0 as the hospitals and COVID care centres follow the standard treatment protocol as directed by the state.

Knock Knock

The positive stats of the city bring in a huge relief for the city's coronavirus warriors who have been fighting the virus relentlessly. However, the risk still remains as the virus hasn't been completely defeated. Hence, following precautions and guidelines, continue to be of utmost importance.

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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