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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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RT-PCR negative report mandatory for those traveling to UP

With COVID cases on a rise again in several Indian states, travel norms in UP have been changed yet again. Passengers traveling to Uttar Pradesh from states having a high COVID caseload will now be allowed entry only after they produce a negative RT-PCR report. The negative certificate should not be older than 4 days. All travelers, irrespective of their mode of commute, be it road, rail, air or private vehicle, will have to comply with this norm. Only those who are fully vaccinated against the virus with both the doses, will be exempted.

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'Chuna' shoot stalled in Lucknow after 5 crew members test COVID positive

The COVID-19 infection has weaved its way onto the sets of Jimmy Shergil's upcoming web series 'Chuna'. Reportedly, 5 members of the team have tested coronavirus positive, which has arrested all activities of the principal shoot. The entire cast and crew of 'Chuna' are staying in Lucknow, while the shoot was going in the Mirzaganj area of Malihabad.

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Know about THIS person from Lucknow, whose passion propels him to rescue urban wildlife

A photographer and an event manager by profession, Lucknow's Aditya Tiwari is passionate about the cause of animals and through the NGO, Paryavarnam Society, he attends related SOS calls. He and his team of 12 volunteers, of which 50 per cent are females, work with the Awadh Forest Department and Lucknow Zoo, with a mission to provide a safe habitat for reptiles. Until now, with the aid of his team, this 29-year-old individual has rescued around 2000 snakes from various places in UP.

Read on to know more about Aditya Tiwari's avocation, as he dispels myths about snakes in a conversation with Knocksense.

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Relaxed night curfew to stretch from 10 PM to 6 AM in Lucknow, Kanpur & other UP districts

In yet another relaxation of COVID norms, the state of Uttar Pradesh has eased the curfew hours here. As per reports, the prohibition has been shortened by an hour across Lucknow and all other districts and will now stretch from 10 PM to 6 AM. Earlier, curfew hours were marked from 9 PM to 6 AM.

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