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As per the announcement by Maharashtra's Education Minister, all schools in urban as well as rural areas of the state will resume offline classes from August 17. Classes 5-8 will return to campus in rural areas, while schools in the city will allow offline classes for students of classes 8-12, the ordered added.


Maharashtra students to soon get back to school!

The state of Maharashtra has already reopened schools for classes 8 to 12 in COVID-19-free gram panchayats across the region. The educational institutes in these selected regions have been operating in line with the safety guidelines prescribed by the Maharashtra State Education Department. Buoyed by this, and the dipping infection rate here, the state has now decided to include all schools within the authority of the order.

Besides Maharashtra, several states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnatakaka and Tamil Nadu have also announced on-campus classes for senior school students, from standard 9 to 12. While UP has slated the reopening from August 16, Karnataka has marked it on August 23 and Tamil Nadu from September 1.

Meanwhile, schools have already opened in Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, after a detailed review of the pandemic status here. Schools across the nation were shut down due to the second wave of the coronavirus, which peaked during March-April, this year.

With the completion of track laying work on the Metro Line 2A and Metro Line 7, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to start its commercial run for the public of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region soon. While MMRDA has completed the work on Phase 1(Dahanukarwadi and Aarey) of this project, the nodal agency awaits the clearance certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) now.

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SGPGI in Lucknow issues fresh guidelines for consultations in OPD & IPD admissions

Apart from the RT-PCR, a negative TrueNat test report of COVID will also be accepted at the time of entry in PGI

In view of the rising COVID cases in the city, the administration of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has issued new guidelines for admission in the Outpatient Department(OPD) and Inpatient Department (IPD). As per the new rules, a negative COVID test report is mandatory for those intending to get appointments for consultations with doctors or admission in IPD. Read on to know more about the fresh guidelines now applicable at SGPGI in Lucknow.

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Industrial plots in Talkatora & Aishbagh areas of Lucknow can be used as housing units!

The decision has come as a big relief to the owners of a few industrial plots who've been waiting to use their lands for housing purposes for many years

In a bid to turn the city into a Smart City, the district administration has now approved the use of industrial plots as residential buildings in the Talkatora and Aishbagh areas of Lucknow. With this new norm, the use of industrial lands as housing units has now become easier in Lucknow. This also means that multi-storey residential buildings can be constructed in these two industrial areas in the city.

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India registers over 2.8 lakh fresh COVID cases on Wednesday

With a recovery rate of 93.88%, 1,88,157 patients marked their recovery on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 3,55,83,039 recoveries in India

Registering a spike of more than 18% on the daily COVID figures of the previous day, India reported 2,82,970 fresh cases of coronavirus on Wednesday. According to the press release issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, adding the cases detected on January 18, the active caseload of the country has now climbed to 18,31,000 cases.

Notably, this is the highest figure the country has seen in the last 232 days as 18,95,520 active cases were reported on May 31, 2021. Read on to know more about the status of coronavirus infection in India.

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Now bike ambulances to deliver medicines to COVID-19 patients in Jaipur

Citizens in home quarantine can dial 108 to avail of the services

In a bid to provide relief to those in home quaranatine in Jaipur, a new service has been rolled out by the health authorities in the city. Amid the rising threat of infection outside, bike ambulances will ensure that the medicines reach the citizens in quarantine, right in time. All one has to do is dial 108, to avail of this service, wherein one can get medicines delivered at home.

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Use of loudspeakers & public address systems banned between 10 PM to 6 AM in Lucknow

Apart from the blanket ban during the night, written permission needs to be taken from the concerned authority before using loudspeakers in the daytime as well

In an attempt to control the level of noise pollution, the district administration of Lucknow has banned the use of loudspeakers in the city from 10 PM to 6 AM. As per the order issued by the District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash, the ban will cover the use of all loudspeakers and public address systems at public places in the city during the night.

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With rising COVID cases, threat of Black Fungus intensifies in Uttar Pradesh again!

Notably, a COVID positive patient with 'Mucormycosis' was admitted to Kanpur's Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital on Monday

With the onset of the third wave of coronavirus, news of Black Fungus cases have started surfacing from Uttar Pradesh yonce again. Notably, a COVID-positive patient with 'Mucormycosis' was admitted to Kanpur's Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital on Monday.

While several patients got infected with this disease during the second wave, especially those who had recovered from COVID, this is the first case that has been reported in the state this year. Check out more about this disease here:

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