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With 349 new cases reported on Tuesday, Mumbai stands at the brink of 'third wave' surge

'Mera Ghar, Mera Bappa' launched in Mumbai ahead of Ganeshutsav to curb COVID spike

With a high rate of COVID-19 infection plaguing Mumbai yet again, Mumbai's Mayor has warned that the start of the anticipated 'third wave' is "already here". On Tuesday, the city recorded 349 fresh cases and 2 fatalities, raising health concerns as the city moves closer to the celebrations of the Ganesh Utsav. Thus, the Mayor on Tuesday, urged the people to follow 'Mera Ghar, Mera Bappa' (My House, My lord Ganesh) mantra and celebrate the festival within the safety of their homes.

Strict protocols to curbs the rise of pandemic

Ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festive celebration, the BMC has launched cautionary guidelines to curb a COVID-19 spike, which may develop into a full-fledged infection wave. The civic administration is also encouraging people to conduct isolated celebrations, to limit the rise of coronavirus due to increased movement and breach of safety protocols.

The Mayor has launched the novel ' Mera Ghar, Mera Bappa' programme and asked people to stay indoors and not hold large gatherings during the 10-day festivities of the Ganesh Utsav, starting on September 10. Devotees are also advised to follow all norms related to darshan and immersion (visarjan) to prevent the spread of the virus.

Parallelly, the state has upgraded its medical infrastructure to combat any infection surge. People are expected to adhere to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and wear a mask in public places.

Indore's dengue tally reaches the highest in 6 years with a total of 384 cases

Around 17 new dengue cases were reported in Indore in the past 24 hours.

Indore has reported the highest dengue cases in 6 years. As per reports, around 17 fresh cases were recorded here in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 384 cases. According to the health department, around nine males and eight females contributed to the day's dengue count, marking the rise of an endemic in the city.

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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