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Mumbai alerted by the first case of the Avian Flu; BMC issues guidelines to tackle outbreak

The municipal body in Mumbai has urged the citizens to immediately report to 1916, if they spot carcasses of birds anywhere in the city.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued an advisory, after samples of birds who died in the city on Sunday, tested positive for the avian flu virus. As per claims, around 11 crows were found dead in Mumbai's Chembur area and their samples were sent to the concerned department, for further examinations. After the reports testified the presence of the bird flu strain, BMC urgently issued guidelines to prevent the further outbreak of the disease in the city.

Citizens asked to report cases of bird deaths immediately

Amidst escalating bird flu cases throughout the country, a large number of birds have died in Mumbai, Thane, Parbhani, Beed and Dapoli. The municipal body in Mumbai has urged the citizens to immediately report to 1916, if they spot carcasses of birds anywhere in the city.

The Assistant Manager of Solid Waste Management and workers from the regional office, have been directed to follow all the rules laid down by the Animal Husbandry department while disposing of the dead remains of the birds. They have been asked to ensure that the burial pit is deep and a sufficient quantity of limestones are used. These steps are being implemented to stop the stray animals from digging it up again. The Assistant Municipal Commissioner (Markets) is also required to surveil chicken and meat shops, so that complete hygiene practices are followed.

Not just Mumbai but Thane has also confirmed the first positive case of bird flu, in the region. According to reports, the H5N1 avian influenza caused the death of 3 pond egrets and a parrot in the region. To combat the spread of the virus, a control room has been set up for prompt action. As a step towards ensuring protection for over 200 aquatic and exotic birds in the Veer Jijamata Udyaan in Byculla, it has been instructed to adhere to the directives floated by the Central Zoo Authority.

Bird flu cases in Maharashtra soaring up high!

Becoming the eighth state in the country to diagnose this virus, Maharashtra had reported the death of over 1,600 birds owing to bird flu, on Monday. The district authorities in Parbhani have confirmed around 800 fatalities related to this infectious flu in Murmura village. With an aim to contain the virus, 'Alert Zones' have been declared around Ahmedpur region and Kendrewadi village, prohibiting the entry and exit of vehicles. While the administration is taking action to curtail the spread of the virus, the citizens need to be alert and watchful too.

'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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