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COVID vaccination in Mumbai continues today at 5 centres for citizens aged 18-44

So far, 24,76,096 people have been vaccinated in Mumbai, since the beginning of the nationwide COVID inoculation drive.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Monday, announced that the COVID vaccination drive will run uninhibited for people aged between 18 to 44 years. In a tweet, the civic body has circulated a reminder for all registered beneficiaries to carry their identity proofs to the inoculation centres, reiterating that walk-ins and on spot registration are not permitted. Meanwhile, the drive will continue to remain suspended for people aged over 45 years, the BMC added.

Phase 3 COVID vaccination drive in Mumbai

Amid a shortage of vaccine doses in Mumbai, the BMC has suspended the vaccination programme for people aged over 45 years, even as phase 3 beneficiaries i.e, adults up to 44 years are permitted to get the COVID jab on prior registration. Earlier also, the BMC had suspended the drive for the same age group from April 30 to May 2.

On Sunday, the phase 3 vaccination was conducted at 5 centres and around 2,427 people have been administered the COVID shot. (18 to 44 age bracket). Reportedly, 3,419 people have benefited from the vaccine drive in the last two days and this number is set to rise as all slots have already been booked for Monday as announced by BMC.

COVID vaccination drive will extend from 9 AM to 5 PM today at Nair Hospital in Mumbai Central, Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, BKC Jumbo Covid Centre, Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri East and Cooper Hospital in Vile Parle. So far, 24,76,096 people have been vaccinated in Mumbai, since the beginning of the nationwide COVID inoculation drive on January 16.

Mumbai COVID update

On Sunday, coronavirus fresh tallies dipped to 3,629, the lowest tally of the week. Recoveries, on the other hand, surged over new cases at 5,412 strengthening healing trends here. The active load now stands at 61,436 cases while the total caseload is marked at 6,55,997 cases.

According to the health department reports, Mumbai has logged in a 1.5% case fatality ratio, resulting in 79 virus-related deaths on Sunday. Reportedly, Mumbai has recorded 13,294 deaths since the pandemic outbreak, the highest number across Maharashtra.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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