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Covishield Vaccine in Mumbai: 1st batch from Pune's Serum Institute reaches the city today

Mumbai civic officials welcomed the life-saving vaccine with cheers, claps, garlands and prayers, early on Wednesday.

The municipal authority of Mumbai, BMC has received its first consignment of the 'Covishield' vaccine form the Pune-based Serum Institute of India. As per reports, over 1.39 lakh shots of the coronavirus vaccine arrived in the city in a special vehicle of the BMC, early on Wednesday morning. The BMC has notified that the first batch of vaccine vials will be transported to the designated 72 vaccination centres, across the city, to prepare them ahead of the nationwide inoculation drive which is set to being on January 16.

Mumbai gears up for COVID-Immunity Drive

The pre-vaccination process has set pace in the maximum city, which received a total of 1,39,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine at around 5:30 on Saturday morning, as informed by the BMC. The civic body also said that the COVID-19 shots have been stored at a facility in F-south ward office in Parel. Besides this, the municipal authority has also made provisions for a centralised cold storage facility at Kanjurmarg to safely store the vaccine vials. The Health Minister reportedly stated that Mumbai has gotten a share of 72 vaccination centres which would be administering about 100 shots daily, immunising an aggregate of 7,200 people in the city every day.

These large numbers have been prescribed to the financial capital in view of the alarmingly high number of COVID cases. As per information, Mumbai's coronavirus tallies have surged to 2,99,799 confirmed cases with 473 new hosts in the last 24 hours. This has also raised the active infection count to 7,395 in the city. With 441 recoveries and 7 deaths on Tuesday, Mumbai has clocked a recovery count and mortality toll of 2,80,323 and 11,200, respectively,

'Largest pharma hub', CSMIA begins distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

Meanwhile, the city of Mumbai has also initiated the process of distribution of COVID-19 vaccine to other Indian states and cities. On Wednesday, a GoAir service carrying 2,400 vials of COVID vaccine departed for Goa from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) at 5:20 AM and reached the coastal state at 6:30 AM. This is the first of many flights, which will airlift vaccine vials to Lucknow, Cochin and Chandigarh, besides Goa. The Airline officials have stated that GoAir will transport a total of 69,600 vials of the vaccine. By virtue of its position as the 'largest pharma hub', the Mumbai International Airport has aimed to cater to at least 16 destinations in the roll-out and distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, a private airport operator stated.

'Kapda Bank' to be set up in Lucknow to help the poor stay warm this winter season!

Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to the underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office

District Administration along with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation has come up with a unique initiative to help keep the poor and destitute people warm this winter. As per the announcement by the District Magistrate of Lucknow, 8 zones in the city have been listed for setting up the 'Kapda Bank'. Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office.

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Omicron alert in Rajasthan as 4 travellers from South Africa test COVID positive

The patients are presently isolating in Jaipur

After the reports of 2 confirmed Omicron cases in Karanataka, health officials suspect a variant infiltration in Rajasthan too as a family of 4 South African travellers tested COVID positive here. As per reports, the samples of these patients have been forwarded for further tests to confirm if these are cases of mutation. In the interim, the family is isolated in Jaipur.

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Citizens in Lucknow & other UP cities to be fined for not wearing a face mask

Omicron screening has been amped at all entry points in UP, including bus, railways & air terminals

The Uttar Pradesh administration has reinstated the mask imperative in public spaces amid the increasing fear of the emergent Omicron variant of coronavirus. Failure to adhere to this norm will result in a challan, read reports. The order was notably moved during a high-level meeting convened by the Chief Minister on Wednesday, where officials were tasked to strictly enforce the mandatory mask rule along with other preventive COVID-19 protocols.

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With 5 more cases, Mumbai shoulders 10 of the 28 Omicron suspects in Maharashtra

On Thursday, 861 travellers were subjected to RT-PCR test in Maharashtra to trace Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The tally of Omicron virus suspects in Maharashtra rose up to 28 cases on Thursday, with 10 cases coming from Mumbai. As per reports, a total of 861 passengers were screened for the coronavirus 'Variant of Concern', where a total of 25 foreign travellers tested positive. 3 traced contacts have also been put under the radar.

All suspected samples have been sent for genome sequencing to determine the presence of the new strain, read reports. The results will be revealed by next week.

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IKEA India's first city store is opening on December 9 in Mumbai

Coming up at Worli, the IKEA retail city store is a smaller-than-usual retail setup, spanning across 80,000 sq ft

Swedish furniture giant IKEA, a retail enterprise of the Ingka Group announced the opening of its first city store in India in Mumbai on December 9. Coming up at Worli, this pack and parcel home furnishing centre will span across 80,000 sq ft and will be much more compact than its traditional big blue box stores. The small-format store has been conceptualised to suit compact urban spaces and offer the IKEA experience and services to a wide customer base in the city, the company said in a press release.

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ISCDL to install solar panels in 100 public toilets across Indore

As per the plans, public lavatories equipped with modern amenities will be taken up in the first phase of this initiative

In an attempt to minimise power consumption, Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) is all set to install solar power plants across the city. In the purview of the green energy project, these solar panels with a capacity of 2 kilowatts will be set up at 100 public and community toilets. As per the officials, this project will be enlisted by ISDCL for carbon credit which can be used to generate revenue by selling it in the global market.

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Tickle your taste buds with fresh & flavourful rolls from Roll Out in Lucknow

With a plethora of options to choose from, Roll Out is all set to become Lucknow's favourite roll place soon

Offering the most scrumptious food rolled to fit your fist, Roll Out is here in Lucknow with the best of on-the-go grubs. Being the perfect any-time snack, rolls have a huge fan following everywhere. And with a plethora of options to choose from, including vegetarian and meaty delicacies, Roll Out is sure to become Lucknow's new 'Roll' model soon.

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