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BMC bans 'mandatory' home isolation in Mumbai, stresses on institutional quarantine in rural areas

Earlier, the Govt. had announced that home isolation will not be allowed in Mumbai, Pune & 16 other 'red zone' districts in Maharashtra.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday waived off the 'mandatory' home isolation for COVID patients in Mumbai to gain precise control over the pandemic situation. While the state had previously disallowed residence quarantine in 18 COVID 'red zone' districts in Maharashtra, including Mumbai city and suburbs, the BMC Commissioner announced that the protocol will remain in effect here. The civic body, however, has removed the compulsion of the same.

Providing better medical aid to COVID patients

Streamlined with the state government's announcement, the BMC commissioner has reportedly stated that institutional quarantine will be emphasized in rural areas in Mumbai to curtail the virus spread. The provision of home isolation is still available to coronavirus patients. Meanwhile, asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID patients in other high-risk 'red zone' areas in Maharashtra will not be allowed to isolate at home.

This decision has been constituted to provide better medical aid to coronavirus patients and effectively reduce the spread, the State Health Minister stated. Besides this, officials of 18 districts in the state have been asked to raise their bed capacity and testing potential, with prime focus to contact positive patients. These include Pune, Satara, Solapur, Mumbai city, Mumbai suburbs, Thane, Sindhudurg, Raigad, Aurangabad, Osmanabad, Beed, Hingoli, Latur, Nanded, Amravati, Akola, Dhule and Nagpur.

Preparations to control COVID rise

Other infrastructure boosts shall also be awarded to the government hospitals in these districts under the authority of the state. These hospital managements have been tasked to conduct fire and electric audits, the funds for which will be borne by the state after the inspection reports are submitted, the Minister informed. Similarly, special pediatric provisions are also being ensured to sustain the impact of the expected third wave rise of coronavirus.

The Health Minister emphasised compliance to COVID protocols to subdue the impact and danger of the pandemic. On Tuesday, Mumbai reported around 1,029 fresh cases and 1,426 recoveries. Around 37 virus-related deaths were added to the toll in the last 24 hours. As of now, the MMR is nursing around 27,855 active cases. While the surge is under control, the official stated that the pandemic will magnify if precautionary measures and listed protocols are not abided by.

CSIR-CDRI in Lucknow makes first 'Made in India' RT-PCR kit to detect Omicron variant of COVID

Said to cost around ₹150, this kit named 'Om' will provide test results in about two-hours time only

For the first time ever, a government institute in India has designed and manufactured a unique diagnostic kit to detect the presence of the Variant of Concern of COVID. The CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) in Lucknow, has developed 'Om'- an indigenous RT-PCR diagnostic kit for testing the new Omicron strain of the novel coronavirus. Read on to know more about this new development in the testing of this deadly virus in India.

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Here's everything you need to know about IPL's debutant team- Lucknow Super Giants!

Lucknow's IPL team to be called Lucknow Super Giants!

The Indian Premier League, often termed the world's biggest sports carnival, is all set for its mega auction next month and it's got our cricket fever running a new high! While this is the 15th season of the league, the revamped 2022 pitch with new title sponsors, two debutante teams and a whole lot of thrill on cards has hit the full toss right in the court of T-20 fans and trust us, it can't get any better than this!

So, if you're also caught up in the excitement to keep up with the details, this is just the right place for you! Here's all that we know about IPL Season 15 and of course, the debutante Lucknow franchise - so let the game begin!

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With over 3 lakh cases, daily COVID caseload marks a decline in India

While the daily case count has marked a decline, the positivity rate of the country has shot up to 20.75% now

As per the data released by the Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday, India has marked a significant decrease in the daily COVID tally. A total of 3,06,064 people tested positive for coronavirus in the country taking the active caseload to 22,49,335, as of January 24. Read on to know more about the current COVID and vaccination status of India here.

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In a Smart City move, Green Park Stadium in Kanpur to get revamped by May 2022!

Under the ambit of this renovation work, four badminton courts and six table tennis centres at the stadium will undergo a facelift

In an attempt to boost sports infrastructure and provide global level sports facilities in the city, Kanpur Smart City department is all set to revamp the Green Park Stadium. Under the ambit of this renovation work, the badminton courts and table tennis centres present in the stadium will undergo a facelift. While the work on this sports project has been initiated fifteen days ago, the remodelling work is expected to complete by May 2022, informed an official.

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Indian Railways to use CSIR-CSIO's UV-C disinfection technology to sanitise premium trains soon!

Read on to know more about the Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research's (CSIR)'s newly developed sanitisation technology

In an attempt to provide a safer journey to the passengers during COVID, the Indian Railways is all set to deploy a new UltraViolet-C disinfection practice technology to mitigate the airborne spread of coronavirus in trains. As per reports, this technology-driven disinfection through UV robots will be rolled out in a phased manner starting with the premium trains like Tejas and Rajdhani express first. Read on to know more about the Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research's (CSIR)'s newly developed sanitisation technology.

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The secret to having a great day lies in devouring a flavourful spread and if you agree, this news might just be a sweet dream come true for all you foodies in town. There’s a new cloud kitchen in Lucknow and its whisking delightful items exclusively for you. So if you’ve got any plans to savour the best, in the sanctity of your homes - it’s time to turn your heads to The Rolling Pin ASAP!

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Global Investors Summit in Indore stands cancelled in wake of rising COVID cases

As per the initial schedule, the summit was scheduled to be held in February.

In light of constantly rising COVID-19 positive cases in Indore, the Madhya Pradesh Government has cancelled the Global Investors’ Summit that was to be held in the city. As per the initial schedule, the summit was scheduled to be held in February. The meet was planned to take place in both physical and virtual mode to aid industrialists during the coronavirus outbreak.

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