All MCGM & Govt COVID vaccine centres in Mumbai to restart vaccination drive with replenished stocks

The fresh batch of COVID vaccine vials received on Wednesday, would not be distributed to private vaccination centres.

As per an announcement of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the COVID vaccination drive is set to resume in full force across the Mumbai metropolis. With restocked inventories, all government and MCGM inoculation centres will be functional today, post 12 noon. The BMC welcomed a new batch of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday and reportedly, these will not be made available at the private vaccination centres here.

COVID-19 vaccination available at ALL government & MCGM vax booths

A day after Mumbai encountered a shortage roadblock in its immunity drive, a fresh batch of Covishield vials were distributed across all BMC and government vaccination centres on Thursday morning. As private sectors are not included in this loop, about 40 of the existing 73 such centres will remain closed today due to exhausted resources. At the same time, the remaining centres will continue the drive as long as the stocks last, the civic body highlighted. Consequently, people who walk in today for the second dose, would be administered the jab on priority, as long as the vaccine is available.

The vaccination shortage in Mumbai has been observed for over a week now, read reports. Due to this, several vaccination centres had to suspend their vaccination programme on account of the unavailability of doses. Around 20 such centres were not functioning on Wednesday, however, despite the handicapped vaccination system, Mumbai managed to vaccinate around 44,629 people successfully.

Mumbai is also set to flag off phase 3 of the largest segment of the nationwide inoculation drive on May 1, focused on people aged between 18 to 45 years. This round of the COVID immunity drive will include all adults as eligible beneficiaries on the pan-India vaccination programme, effectively helping to arrest the surging number of cases in the city.

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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