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Nearly 75 thousand beneficiaries to be inoculated in Lucknow on Tuesday!

Attempting to set a new record, the immunisation officials in Lucknow have planned to conduct 75,000 vaccinations in a single day, on Tuesday. While the current record stands close to 25K, the expected milestone would help in fuelling the city's inoculation program further. Under this special drive tomorrow, focused camps will be organised in housing societies, apartments, residential colonies, government and private offices, markets and places of worship to accomplish the goal.

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Focused COVID sampling begins in Lucknow for detection of new variants

In view of the new COVID mutants surfacing in the country, the Uttar Pradesh government is initiating focused sampling schedules in Lucknow from today onwards. As a part of this exercise, the targeted sampling drives will be conducted in areas that logged a large count of infections during the first and second waves of accelerated infections. Aimed at arresting the third COVID wave in the state capital, this program will be implemented via an extensive plan of action.

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Cluster vaccination plan slated to begin on July 1 in Lucknow, deferred till further notice!

With an objective to propel the vaccination program in Lucknow, cluster vaccination drives were supposed to start from July 1. As per reports, the scheme has been postponed for now and the beneficiaries aged between 18 and 44 will be required to get online registrations and book their slots in order to procure the immunity booster jabs. Reportedly, the dearth of doses has the probable reason behind the deferral and it is expected that the plan will be implemented later.

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Roshan Jacob: Kerala-born IAS officer was at the forefront of pandemic management in Lucknow

On April 17, Kerala-born IAS officer Roshan Jacob took over the administrative duties as Lucknow's District Magistrate and Special Officer incharge of COVID management (Lucknow), at a time when the city was suffocating under the bloating second COVID wave. Collectively, 2,37,858 individuals have been affected by the virus in Lucknow and the major proportion of these infections, were witnessed during the months of April and May.

The city was reeling under a major COVID crisis, when this IAS officer had undertaken the arduous task of ridding the city of the pandemic's stranglehold. Now, Jacob's assiduous efforts have reaped a hefty chunk of respite from infections in the city.

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Less than 100 cases reported in Lucknow for 4th day in a row; state positivity rate dips to 0.3%

Bringing a sigh of relief for the residents in Uttar Pradesh, the COVID positivity rate in the state recorded the lowest-ever figure of 0.3%, on Thursday. While 1,268 new infections were recorded in the state, the tallies in Lucknow remained below 100 for the 4th consecutive day and 75 fresh cases were registered on June 2. Notably, the active tally in the territory has contracted significantly and the positivity rate oscillated around 0.5% over the past few days.

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