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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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41 districts in Uttar Pradesh declared COVID free

UP seems to be on a path to recovery, with 41 districts reported as COVID-free. Reportedly, none of the 75 districts in the state have recorded daily COVID cases in double-digits lately, suggesting a downward trajectory of this viral disease in the state. Owing to proactive initiatives like the aggressive 'Trace, Test & Treat', the state's positivity rate has dropped down to 0% in the last week, as per the official data.

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All domestic airlines in India permitted to operate at 100% capacity from October 18!

Considering the downward trajectory of the receding COVID cases in the country, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has permitted domestic airlines to operate at 100% capacity from October 18. Witnessing the sequential monthly rise in domestic air passenger traffic in India since July, the administration has planned on removing all the current capacity restrictions on flights across the country.

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Schools in Goa to resume offline classes for students of IX-XII from October 18

As the COVID situation continues to improve in the state, Goa's Task Force for COVID management has decided to reopen schools for students of classes IX to XII from Monday. As per the announcement made by the Chief Minister of the state on Wednesday, offline classes will resume in a staggered manner from October 18. Previously, the administration had issued a circular permitting offline examination for students of classes XI and XII in the state.

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'Made in India' Covaxin gets emergency use approval for children aged 2-18 years

In a notable moment for India's vaccination program, Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN has received emergency use approval for being administered to children. As per reports, the Subject Expert Committee on COVID-19 has sanctioned the use of Covaxin for kids aged between 2-18. The current decision was taken after extensive deliberations, wherein the authorities studied the various parameters related to trials and vaccine usage.
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