Although we've been issued several relaxations in the state, it nowhere means that we've been successful at dodging the COVID-19 virus. On Thursday itself, Uttar Pradesh has recorded 604 new COVID-19 cases which is the highest single-day count till now and the total number of victims in the state have surged way past 15,000 as of today. Earlier, the highest number of cases in a day was on Wednesday when the state recorded 583 COVID-19 victims.
India witnessed the highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases (11,929 patients) with the death toll standing at 311, in the last 24 hours. Uttar Pradesh on the other hand, has overtaken Rajasthan and has become the 5th worst-hit state with 12,616 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far. COVID-19 cases in Lucknow has seen a major spike and now, areas like Gomti Nagar and Nirala Nagar have been reported as containment zones.
On Sunday, 29 new positive cases were reported in Lucknow taking the total cases tally to 596 while total active cases to 198. Although Lucknow's recovery rate is one of the best in India, it is now time to take some extra precautions.
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After a pause of two months due to the COVID-19 crisis at hand, the centre has allowed domestic flight operations but this time, there are new rules and regulations to be followed. Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh airport became functional again and flyers coming back to the city from anywhere across India, have been instructed to stay in home-quarantine for 2 weeks.
In such times of a fatal pandemic outbreak, we're being given new directives to follow every other day by the authorities. It is absolutely crucial to follow them to flatten this raging curve and the primary step is to stay home of course. But even amidst such a chaos, there are certain things which we need to remember on a humane level to maintain our sanity, while being helpful to others too! So here are 5 things which should be mindful about and put into practice, during these chaotic and baneful circumstances.
Take care of the stray animals<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg5NjA2NC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMTgyODUzMn0.3C9syfSaCiuEPAKLu8TSp2zRGKc2zE56LwpqsfkHNSQ/img.jpg?width=980" id="266b1" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="797036acd88d4d400e5e1937bba181bf" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Since the lockdown has occurred, all the eateries have closed their services and people aren't even stepping out. Now because of these reasons, the stray animals are starving to death. Also, there's a popular rumour stating that strays and pets can actually infect you with the virus but that is not the case! Pet cats and dogs cannot pass the new coronavirus on to humans but they can test positive for low levels of the pathogen if they catch it from their owners. </p><p>So please be mindful of these poor creatures on the streets and leave some water and food for them whenever possible. Their ultimate source of nourishment is you right now so be kind and generous towards these animals!</p>
Reach out to the elderly<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg5NjA2OC9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzNjg5NjQ2MH0.zUeGB7JPS7HogRELG0tSzyqRUMSLO7pBlkl9icdL_BQ/img.png?width=980" id="39ec7" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="c5385df006e26479a95c86f3b114f076" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>If you have elderly folks staying around you, do make sure to check up on them. This phase is absolutely critical especially for people over 60 and they might not be able to go out even for the basic amenities. So call up your neighbours and people you may know in your area to help them out with grocery shopping and other basic functions! </p>
Develop a set of habits<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg5NjA3MC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYwNTI0ODk3NH0.yclhcEygnZY2oa2QEl9B6H6RbvHjJ9HXrylNHZvnuvU/img.jpg?width=980" id="a6417" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="32bea0cfc1165882cb9aadd9f374a5df" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Some experts claim that it takes 21 days to form a habit or to break out of a complex pattern. So since we're all gonna be indoors for the next 3 weeks now, it'll be wise for you to chalk out some good habits which'll be easy for you to follow! This social distancing period can help you to invest in some me-time and you can use this time to indulge in things which you've been putting off for quite sometime now. Read, meditate, get back into your art, learn something new- it'll help you to pass time in a productive way without feeling vacant and bored.</p>
Keep a check on your distant family & friends<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg5NjA3Ni9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYwODE4NDM2Nn0.7XUMbnOP5k7XfTy45IjdzU8Jn3mgL12z1MQ6McnyMg8/img.jpg?width=980" id="8c3c9" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="6878ed88de54eaf8bef0e917a52d5b2c" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Yeah, we all run from our relatives because of the unsolicited advices and unsought questions but this is a time of crisis and chaos. Do make sure to check up on them, no matter how annoying they can get- do your part! You'd not know who might need your help in what.</p><p>And of course without friends we wouldn't have been able to survive this isolation period but do take extra steps to ensure that those friends who stay away from home, are doing okay. Frequent video calls and online multiplayer games can help to ease their anxiety while giving them a feeling of togetherness, which is any day better than feeling isolated from everyone.</p>
Most importantly, stay home & be positive<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg5NjA3OC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzNDk5OTYwMH0.W1RiwE9ftHCv2va7RqmS9x7ExAWl_oxE7seKlysalhI/img.jpg?width=980" id="984aa" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="f37df514e9e92139498166c01f82599d" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>We all know this by now- we've gotta be at home to combat the spread of this deadly virus. But there are people who are still roaming around the streets without any purpose or sense of urgency. This is absolutely wrong and against the rules right now so be home, wash your hands and keep on sanitizing for the greater good. Maintain distance from outsiders/friends so that you can see them again!</p><p>If we stay indoors for now, very soon we'd be able to venture outdoors. Try thinking about that no matter how difficult it is and instead of sulking, remember that this too shall pass!</p>
Amidst the ongoing corona crisis, Uttar Pradesh presently has over 3,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 1700 recovered patients. Out of all the cities in UP, Kanpur is one of the worst-hit places with over 300 victims and 56 deaths but in a pleasant turn of events, on Tuesday itself, 54 recovered patients went back home after successfully battling the infection.