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Schools in Lucknow & other UP cities banned from hiking fees for the academic session 2022-23

The Uttar Pradesh Government has banned any increase in school fees for the upcoming academic session (2022-23). This order is applicable to all schools and all boards across the state. The directive has been issued in view of the financial burden that has been put on families because of the pandemic. The schools will only be allowed to charge fees that were applicable in the year 2019-20.

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Govt approves emergency use of Corbevax, Covovax vaccines & anti-viral pill Molnupiravir

On Tuesday, the central government announced that it has approved the emergency use of two more COVID-19 vaccines - Corbevax and Covovax- and the new anti-viral pill, Molnupiravir, in the fight against COVID-19. The approval was granted by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), and the announcement came through the Health Minister's Twitter account.

This brings the total number of approved vaccines in the country up to 8. Previously, Serum Institute's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, ZyduCadila's ZyCoV-D, Russia's Sputnik V and the US-made Moderna and Johnson and Johnson had received emergency use authorisation.

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Starting 2022, Kanpurites will be able to avail Zydus Cadila needleless COVID vaccines

Kanpur residents currently have the option to get the Covishield, Covaxin or Sputnik vaccines administered from various public and private sources, to build immunity against Covid-19. But starting from the new year, they will also be able to get the new ZyCoV-D vaccine administered, through a 'painless' procedure, i.e, without injection. Kanpur will be one of the 14 districts in UP where this vaccine will be available.

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Omicron count crosses the 50-mark in Maharashtra, 22 cases reported in Mumbai so far!

Amid the increasing Omicron fear across the world, four people tested positive for the new variant of COVID in Mumbai yesterday. With the new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tally of Omicron infections in Maharashtra has reached 54 cases at present. So far, 22 cases of this variant of concern have been detected in Mumbai itself.

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2 fresh COVID cases & 3 recoveries reported in Lucknow on Monday

Amidst the rising scale of COVID in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow has reported two fresh cases and three recoveries in the last 24 hours. A couple from the Gomti Nagar area had tested positive for coronavirus yesterday, taking Lucknow's active caseload to a total of 29 cases. Apart from Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Saharanpur, Bareilly, Varanasi, Mathura, Deoria and Unnao have marked new cases on Monday, increasing the active caseload in UP to 155 cases.

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