Weekly lockdown to now extend from Friday 8 PM till Tuesday 7 AM in Lucknow & other UP districts

3,759 new COVID cases were registered in Lucknow on Wednesday!

In a move to further arrest the intensified effects of the second COVID wave, the Uttar Pradesh administration has announced that the weekly lockdowns will now be implemented for 3 days, starting from 8 PM on Friday to 7 AM on Tuesday, in all districts of the state. This measure was taken after 29,824 fresh COVID cases were recorded in the state on Wednesday with no visible signs of plummeting, anytime soon.

3,00,041 active COVID cases in Uttar Pradesh currently!

Despite multiple initiatives undertaken to dampen the infection rates in the state, the tally of active patients still stands at a perturbing figure of 3,00,041. Amongst the hardest-hit cities, Lucknow, Kanpur and Prayagraj, rank at the top spots with 46.596, 17,424 and 16,083 active cases, respectively. While the weekend lockdown was executed to restrict public movement on Saturdays and Sundays till May 15 earlier, the inclusion of Monday is a step ahead towards blocking the series of contamination.

As per records, a record high of 265 individuals succumbed to the virus in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, with 13 deaths recorded in the state capital. Further, a worrisome cumulative count of 11,82,484 citizens in the state have been affected by the virus till now and the maximum proportion of this number is shared by Lucknow. In such circumstances, it is incumbent upon the government to amplify measures for curtailing the spread of the contagion.

Citizens need to be aware and responsible for controlling the contagion!

Though government interventions are definitely the need of the hour, the consicous efforts by the citizens in this regard can be highly beneficial for breaking the chain of infections. Besides using masks, gloves, sanitisers and following social distancing at all public places, everyone must avoid unnecessary movements out of their homes.

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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