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MP aims at 0% COVID positivity rate by May 31 as recovery trends in Indore & other state districts

Buoyed by the gradually decreasing COVID threat in Madhya Pradesh, the state administration IS aspiring to achieve a 0% case positivity rate by May end. As of now, the virus positivity rate has been arrested within the 10% cap at all districts in MP, where Indore records the highest ratio at 8.1%. As of Monday, the overall positivity rate in MP was pegged at a controlled 3.9%.

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Curfew in Goa extended till 31 May amid an upward trajectory of infections!

On Friday, the administrative authorities of Goa extended the lockdown till May 31, which was supposed to terminate originally on May 23. Since Goa has the second-highest positivity rate in the country, after Lakshadweep, this move has been implemented in an attempt to flatten the curve. Hit doubly hard during the current time, owing to both the pandemic and Cyclone Tauktae, the situation in Goa is being closely monitored by the officials for imparting proper rescue and relief to the residents.

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Pandemic a hiccup yet again in the love affair of Lucknowites & Malihabadi Dasheris!

"In my view, there are only two essential points about mangoes: they should be sweet and they should be plentiful." This is what Mirza Ghalib had to say about the 'King of Fruits' and according to us, there is not a single Lucknowite who would differ with this opinion.

The reason for such immense love for this fruit traces its lineage back to the era of Nawabs, when the discreet town of Malihabad, located some 30 km from Lucknow, flourished as the centre for luscious mangoes. However, the mango-mania that has gripped the citizens since time immemorial, has taken a hit during this pandemic as the prolonged corona curfew is keeping mango lovers away from fruit markets!

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COVID curfew to continue till 17 May in Lucknow, Kanpur & other UP districts!

With 26,636 fresh cases on Saturday, the COVID tallies in Uttar Pradesh have shown no respite for the third day in a row. Holding this in regard and to further foster the efforts of tackling the swell of the second wave of infections, the state government has declared the extension of the ongoing lockdown till May 17, 7 AM. Essential services have been barred from these constraints, to mitigate any related public discomfort.
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COVID lockdown extended till Thursday 7 AM in Lucknow, Kanpur & other UP districts!

In an attempt to clamp the exploding COVID infection rates in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has extended the ongoing lockdown restrictions for two more days till May 6, 7 AM. Earlier implemented for a period of 3 days till Tuesday morning, the period of restraints has been increased for Lucknow, Kanpur and all districts of the state now. On Sunday, 30,857 new COVID cases were recorded in Uttar Pradesh while 288 citizens from the state succumbed to the highly infectious contagion.

A move to break the chain of infections in the state!

Being the hardest-hit districts in the state, Lucknow and Kanpur account for the largest shares of new and active COVID cases. Additionally, the death tallies have also been consistently high for the two cities in the past month. On Sunday, 3,438 fresh COVID cases were registered in Lucknow while the count ticked up by 1,314 for Kanpur. In addition to this, 24 deaths were witnessed in Lucknow while 21 lost their lives to the virus in Kanpur. On the positive side, 5,417 and 2,486 recoveries were marked in Lucknow and Kanpur respectively.

Now, the latest decision by the state government attempts to tighten the grip over the spiralling count of cases in different regions of the state. Though the lockdown extension comes with strong motives, it's effects will be only observed if the citizens adhere to the restrictions and all guidelines and protocol laid out for COVID prevention and control.

Here, it is important to acknowledge that the medical establishments in the state, are working beyond their capacity and they cannot take more burden. Thus, each one of us must be responsible and aware to practice such behaviour that can be conducive to arresting the spread of contamination.

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