COVID vaccination drive for 18-44 age group kickstarts at 5 centres in Mumbai today!

Time slots have been allotted to people on the Co-WIN portal only.

On Saturday, five COVID vaccination centres in Mumbai kickstarted the third and the largest phase of the nationwide inoculation programme. Facilitating the COVID jabs to all adults, this segment is targeted at people aged between 18 to 44 years. This will be orchestrated at BYL Nair in Mumbai Central, RN Cooper in Juhu, BKC jumbo centre in Bandra, Rajawadi in Ghatkopar and SevenHills in Andheri today, amid the 3-day suspension of all vaccination activities ordained in the city.


Strict registration for vaccination

Due to the numbered supply of vaccine doses, the beneficiaries have been permitted by a strict online registration and walk-ins will not be permitted, stated the Additional Municipal Commissioner of the BMC. Time slots have been allotted to people on the Co-WIN portal only.

While other vaccination activities have been stopped here, the BMC official stated that the drive on Saturday will focus only on phase 3 beneficiaries. He further added that vaccination for people who are 45 years and above, will commence once the additional doses are received.

Case positivity rate lowers in Mumbai

Mumbai seems to be recovering from the hardest blow of the coronavirus infection with strict restraints and protocols. As per the Health Department, fresh cases in Mumbai have been curtailed at 3,888, dropping below the 4,000-mark. Mumbai presently harbours about 65,670 active cases and about 85% of these are asymptomatic, read reports.

Officials have credited the 'ATM strategy', which is 'Assess, Triage and Transfer, and Management', for the present respite. On the other hand, the prevalent strict restrictions and protocols have assisted to lower the case positivity ratio, paving the way for healing trends here. The case positivity rate refers to the number of positive per 100 cases. Reportedly, this ratio has been pulled down to about 9.94% from the alarming 17.26%, earlier this week.

Mumbai records healing trends

A dip in the case positivity ratio suggests that the number of people exhibiting COVID symptoms and seeking tests has reduced considerably. Over 90% of the people who sampled for the test have received negative reports which hint at the reducing ferocity of the infection.

Meanwhile, around 5,345 recoveries were noted in Mumbai on Friday, boosting total recovery to 5,68,083 since the pandemic outbreak last year. While a toll surge at 89 death raised alarms, it was also noted that a major lot of these were over the age of 60 years or had comorbidities.

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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