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Curfew relaxed in Kanpur & other UP districts, barring 20 highly infected cities including Lucknow

In an order issued by the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, the state has announced curfew relaxations across all districts nursing less than 600 active cases, from June 1. As per reports, all markets and shops outside containment zones in such regions will be permitted to operate from 7 AM to 7 PM for 5 days a week. However, the curfew will remain in order for the next 12 hours i.e., from 7 PM to 7 AM and during the weekends.

These eased guidelines will benefit 55 districts including Kanpur Nagar, read reports. Meanwhile, the state has emphasised that no relaxations will be offered in Lucknow, Meerut and 18 other districts as well, due to their high active caseload.

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Goa readies PICUs & task force to safeguard kids during predicted third wave

The Goa government learnt a tough lesson during the second wave of corona transmission, when the state registered the highest infection positivity rate in the country. Taking lessons on preparedness from failures of this time, the state government has launched preparations to combat the predicted third wave, which is believed to affect children.

As per reports, the government is working in coordination with AIIMS to produce SOPs for the management of COVID in children. Further, it has decided to increase the number of Paediatric ICUs and has deployed a special task force to deal with the upcoming situation, among other things.

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Colour-coded stickers on Mumbai vehicles added to the city's COVID-19 guidelines!

In continued efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the city, the Mumbai Commissioner has issued a new set of guidelines to be followed by the vehicle owners. As per the instruction, colour-coded stickers need to be applied on vehicles, which will be indicative of the services or work carried out by their owners. From now on, only vehicles with stickers, either Red, Green or Yellow (at the front and back), will be allowed to ply on Mumbai roads.

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COVID-19 tally crosses the 5k mark in Lucknow: Highest ever, 5382 test positive on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Lucknow's COVID tally reported yet another peak, exceeding the 5,000 mark. About 5382 test positive for the virus infection here, mounting the total caseload to 1,16,668 here. Amid this spiralling surge, the state government announced that all government and non-government schools in Lucknow and other UP districts to remain closed until April 30. However, all exams will be conducted as per announced schedules and all teaching and non-teaching staff will continue to attend their respective institutes.

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Mumbai's private hospitals resume COVID vaccination that got suspended due to dose shortage

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has permitted 62 private hospitals in Mumbai to resume the COVID-19 inoculation drive. As per reports, about 71 private facilities had to suspend their vaccination activity last week due to a crunch in the number of available doses. However, over the weekend, BMC received about 2,35,000 vaccine doses, kickstarting the vaccination drive in the private hospitals once again. The remaining 9 hospitals will also be buying vaccine vials soon and will accordingly be permitted to restart the vaccination drive starting Tuesday.

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