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COVID fear continues to grip Mumbai & other Maha districts even amid the ebbing second wave

Experts call the high rise of daily infections a 'thick tail', suggesting the circulating presence of the coronavirus.

Despite the offshore wave of the second swell of coronavirus in Mumbai and Maharashtra as a whole, the region is continuing to report an increased number of cases daily. As per reports, the state reported an escalated tally of new infections on Tuesday, along with an alarming three-fold surge in the toll.

While Mumbai experienced partial respite due to a reduced 1.5% test positivity ratio, medical experts are concerned about a 'thick tail' of coronavirus here. The term suggests a circulation presence of the infection, that increase the chances of virus contraction in the susceptible population.

COVID threat looms over Mumbai despite steady recovery trends

On Tuesday, Maharashtra logged in around 9,558 cases, where Mumbai's share rose up to 662 infections. It may be noted that these tallies were restricted at 8,418 for the state and 455 for the city, on Monday. The fatality ratio is marked at 2% here, which further denotes a rising trend. The case surge has been linked to increased testing potential and the relaxed lockdown guidelines, read reports. Experts suggested that with ease in protocols, people are more exposed to the threat of the virus.

As for testing and sampling, the state conducted 1.95 lakh tests on Monday, which yielded a 4.1% test positivity ratio. With this rapid rise of transmission, Maharashtra's total caseload is pegged to be at over 61.2 lakh cases; the toll is at 1,23,857 deaths. Similarly, the situation in Mumbai is still a matter of concern, despite the steady recovery trends here.

With 9 deaths on Tuesday, Mumbai has managed to curb the soaring toll, which recorded over 20 deaths for the past week. Presently, the city is nursing around 752 critical COVID patients, where over 50% of the ICU beds facilities are vacant. The doubling rate of the infection is also stretched to 882 days now, read reports. The total active caseload in the city, as yet, stands at 12,255 infections.

Adhering to COVID protocols is essential

Medical experts have emphasised that compliance with pandemic related protocols is the only way to arrest the rise of coronavirus spread and transmission. Wearing masks, washing hands and maintaining social distance in public spaces, are must for safety and should be adhered to, with strictness.

People need to be cautious of the migration, travel and even the multiple strains of the novel coronavirus, to brush out the 'thick tail' and following COVID norms, are essential in this regard.

Creste is hosting a 'Christmas Carnival' in Lucknow & here's how you can make it merrier!

The Creste Carnival is going live on Christmas Day, December 25, 2021 at Red Hill School in Lucknow.

Dashing in those merry festivities in a one-horse open sleigh, Creste has announced its Christmas Carnival open in Lucknow! A kids' special bonanza, set in the themes of jingles and glee, this affair has been designed especially for kids and you're on the guestlist too if you can double up the joy of the Yuletide season for the tiny tots!

Washed in jolly vibes and the spirit of love, lights and laughter, Creste's Christmas Carnival is where miracles come alive! And if you want to be a part of its magical loop as well, we've got the deets covered for you!

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Mumbai Traffic police bans two-wheelers, three-wheelers & heavy vehicles on BKC-Chunabatti Connector

Now, only cars and buses will be permitted to use the elevated road

Driving towards fast and free-flowing traffic, the Mumbai Traffic Police on Monday announced the BKC-Chunabatti Connector permanently closed for two, three and heavy vehicles. As per reports, the movement of trucks, trailers, bikes, scooters and auto-rickshaws and other such vehicles has been completely banned on both sides of the bridge. However, buses will be permitted to ply across to ensure easy travel.

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Uttar Pradesh becomes the first state in India to administer over 16 crore COVID jabs!

Around 33% of UP's eligible population is fully vaccinated against COVID

Counting over 16 crore COVID vaccinations as of Monday, Uttar Pradesh has stepped up to become the highest inoculating state in India. Noteworthily UP stands to be the most populous region in the country with the largest pool of eligible beneficiarie and about 76% of this segment has received at least a single corona dose. As per reports, about 33% of the total state population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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DIVINE to perform in Mumbai, Jaipur, Indore, Goa & 10 other cities during the Punya Paap Tour

DIVINE's Punya Paap Tour will roll out from December and conclude by the end of January, 2022

Hip-hop star and Rapper, DIVINE, who has made it big in the indie music world and is also popularly known for his work in Gully Boy is all set to head out for the Punya Paap Tour. The artiste will be traveling across 14 cities, during the tour which includes- Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Udaipur, Goa, Mysore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata and Shillong. Showcasing DIVINE along with his usual collaborators and rappers, this countrywide tour will be flagged off in December's first week.

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Cops in UP to get CPR training for providing timely aid during emergency situations

Around 500-1000 police officials will be given CPR training by medical experts

In a bid to provide timely aid to citizens during an emergency, the Lucknow police personnel will be trained to perform basic lifesaving techniques i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This initiative will help the police force to help residents of the city receive medical assistance during emergency situations. With the professional guidance and training by medical experts like the head of the cardiology department at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), the police force will be able to help citizens before they are taken to the hospital in emergency situations.

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India to resume International commercial air services from December 15!

Notably, the passenger air services were suspended in March 2020, owing to the outbreak of COVID

After a gap of about twenty months, India is all set to resume international passenger air services from December 15, 2021, informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday. Additionally, as per the revised guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry passengers need to submit 14 days travel details and upload a negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha Portal before the journey. This announcement comes in time Omicron strain of COVID has been identified in South Africa recently.

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Lucknow University launches mobile application & other facilities for students & teachers

Governor Mrs. Anandiben Patel launched the mobile application along with a number of other facilities during the convocation ceremony of the university on Friday

In an attempt to upgrade its infrastructure, Lucknow University (LU) has launched a dedicated mobile application and a number of facilities for its students and employees recently. Governor of Uttar Pradesh Mrs. Anandiben Patel launched the application among other facilities during the convocation ceremony of the university on Friday. Additionally, open-air gyms have also been set up on the campus of this state-level university.

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