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11 new labs for RT-PCR testing to come up in UP

Ahead of the expected rise of the third wave of coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to ramp up the sampling and testing capacities in the state with 11 new labs. With this, 45 of the 75 districts in UP will have an RT-PCR testing lab, read reports. Meanwhile, officials of the medical education department further informed that efforts are underway to develop labs in the remaining 30 districts as well.

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Fan of junk earrings? Meet the famous 'Jhumke wale Baba​'​ in Lucknow's Bhootnath market!

The pandemic has affected everyone but especially the small-scale sellers, who have been in the face of pressing times since the outbreak. It is really tough to imagine the plight of the street sellers across the city and beyond but their perseverance surely deserves an applause. One such seller who has our attention is from our city and his story is definitely worth a read!

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Schools in Lucknow to reopen from October 19 for classes 9-12th only

After a long gap of almost seven months, schools in Lucknow are all set to reopen. The Uttar Pradesh government has conditionally permitted the reopening of schools from October 19, for classes 9th to 12th only. These classes will be held under the advisory of the Centre's Home Ministry and the guidelines of the UP government. Students in 8th and below, will still have to stay home and attend classes online, until further notice.

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With over 1014 cured patients, Lucknow reports more recoveries than new cases on Aug 20

Lucknow is the worst-hit district in UP, with 19,764 confirmed coronavirus cases till date. But amidst this gloom, the increase in the number of recoveries has brought a new ray of hope in Lucknow. 1014 cured patients is substantially more than the positive cases reported in a single day, which sure is a positive news. The city's overall recovery count right now is 12,813.

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are now allowed to isolate at home or hotels in Lucknow

To curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh government has allowed home isolation for patients, under certain conditions. This decision has been initiated by the authorities keeping in sight the upsurge in the number of cases in the state. On Monday, the CM of Uttar Pradesh asked officials to allow home quarantine only if the established protocols are followed, in regards to the virus. As of now, asymptomatic patients can isolate in hotel rooms as well.

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