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Mumbai witnesses highest single-day COVID rise on Sunday; state to announce new restrictions soon

For the fifth consecutive day, Mumbai's coronavirus infection tally crossed the 1,500 case mark on Sunday

With a continual rise of coronavirus cases in Mumbai, infection count reached a record high on Sunday with a total of 1,963 new cases. Reported as the highest single-day spike of 2021, this statistic has raised the aggregate count of COVID cases in the city which now stands at 3,43,962. This steep rise in infection was witnessed to be a state phenomenon as Maharashtra's tallies jumped by 16,620 cases yesterday. Consequently, the state has decided to announce a slew of restrictions and guidelines as a public protocol to curb the alarming surge of the coronavirus here.

BMC activates COVID jumbo facilities in view of COVID spike

For the fifth consecutive day, Mumbai's coronavirus infection tally crossed the 1,500 case mark yesterday, indicating the threat of a new wave of infection here. The Additional Municipal Commissioner of the BMC on Sunday directed about 5 civic jumbo centres in Mumbai to activate all their beds in view of this spiralling-rise. Parallelly, about 8,000 beds are available at city hospitals and other dedicated COVID facilities here, he stated.

Besides this, the civic body has also boosted the COVID vaccination drive to induct about 88 private hospitals into the regime, instead of the earlier 50. With this, the city has accelerated its immunity campaign with a potential to administer the vaccine jab to around 1,00,000 people every day.

New curbs to control the unprecedented coronavirus case rise

Meanwhile, the COVID spike in Maharashtra has raised concern among administration and health officials alike. With a total of about 23,14,413 cases, the state has contributed the maximum share of 20% of the total cases reported across the country. Reportedly a partial lockdown has already been enforced in the districts of Nagpur, Amravati, and Parbhani, while a night curfew clamp has been placed in the Latur district.

Similarly, the Chief Minister is set to announce new curbs and protocols to arrest the rate of transmission in the worst affected regions of Mumbai, Pune and Thane by Tuesday. These restrictions may alter attendance norms of offices, crowds restrictions in places of worship and rhere might be new restriction for holding gatherings and events at public spaces.

Finals of Syed Modi International 2022 to take place in Lucknow on January 23

The ongoing international badminton competition is taking place at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow

The finale of the ongoing Syed Modi International 2022 is scheduled to take place on January 23 at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow. Notably, this international level badminton competition was started on 18 January. After registering a win on Wednesday, Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and the Indian Open finalist Supanida Katethong from Thailand are set to clash in the quarter-finals. Read on to know more about the badminton tournament that is taking place in Lucknow.

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An inspiration for all, THIS 77-year-old 'student' from Rajasthan enrolls for 12 board exams!

Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for showing dedication towards completing his basic education

With a firm belief in the saying that there is no age limit to learning, 77-year old Hukumdas Vaishnav from Rajasthan is all set to appear for class XII examinations this year. Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for his dedication towards completing his basic education. Read on to know more about the inspirational real-life story of Jalore's Hukumdas Vaishnav.

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UP Elections 2022: Postal ballot facility to be rolled out for elderlies & COVID patients

Postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and the physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease

Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission has launched a postal ballot facility to ease matters for citizens. Amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases, the EC stressed that their first and foremost objective is a 'COVID safe election'. The postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease while ensuring that no citizen of India is deprived of their universal adult franchise.

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3,517 new cases reported in Lucknow on Wednesday

Nearing the 1-lakh mark, the active caseload in Uttar Pradesh has reached a total of 98,238 cases, as of January 19

With 3,517 new cases reported on Wednesday, the surge in COVID cases continues in Lucknow. This has brought up the total number of active cases in the city to 16,943. According to the daily health bulletin released by the administration, one casualty related to coronavirus was also marked in the city on January 19. Read more to know about the current status of coronavirus in Lucknow and other districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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With the completion of track laying work on the Metro Line 2A and Metro Line 7, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to start its commercial run for the public of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region soon. While MMRDA has completed the work on Phase 1(Dahanukarwadi and Aarey) of this project, the nodal agency awaits the clearance certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) now.

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SGPGI in Lucknow issues fresh guidelines for consultations in OPD & IPD admissions

Apart from the RT-PCR, a negative TrueNat test report of COVID will also be accepted at the time of entry in PGI

In view of the rising COVID cases in the city, the administration of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has issued new guidelines for admission in the Outpatient Department(OPD) and Inpatient Department (IPD). As per the new rules, a negative COVID test report is mandatory for those intending to get appointments for consultations with doctors or admission in IPD. Read on to know more about the fresh guidelines now applicable at SGPGI in Lucknow.

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Industrial plots in Talkatora & Aishbagh areas of Lucknow can be used as housing units!

The decision has come as a big relief to the owners of a few industrial plots who've been waiting to use their lands for housing purposes for many years

In a bid to turn the city into a Smart City, the district administration has now approved the use of industrial plots as residential buildings in the Talkatora and Aishbagh areas of Lucknow. With this new norm, the use of industrial lands as housing units has now become easier in Lucknow. This also means that multi-storey residential buildings can be constructed in these two industrial areas in the city.

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