As 12 officials test positive at the headquarters of Uttar Pradesh's integrated emergency helpline service, UP 112, the Lucknow office will remain shut for the next 48 hours for the purpose of sanitation and contact tracing of the infection. With this complete shutdown, a great impact on the working of the service may be perceived in the Capital and across the state for about 2 days, however, work will continue to roll digitally!
In a government order issued from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer in Lucknow, new home isolation guidelines for coronavirus patients in the city are released. The directive includes the list of medicines and their dosage that needs to be taken by the infected and his family members to avoid transmission within the residence.
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A record rise in the number of new cases were observed in Lucknow as 831 fresh cases were reported on Tuesday. This large influx of new cases is pinned to the fact that the city excelled in conducting over 1.1 lakh Covid-19 tests! Around 413 recoveries were also recorded in the city, taking the total count to 7317.
In a Government Order issued on August 6, the Principle Health Secretary has labeled medicine Ivermectin as effective in controlling and curing the infection caused due to the novel coronavirus. The order also entails the dosage and usage of the drug for the treatment of virus infected individuals.
On Wednesday, Lucknow reported over 600 new COVID-19 cases within 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 4,513. This list of patients also includes the state law minister, Brijesh Pathak and 2 employees of the 1090 Women Power Line office.