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Approximately 11,000 people to be vaccinated at mega vaccine centres in Lucknow from June 1

Ahead of the mass vaccination programme in Lucknow, the District Magistrate on Sunday decided to buckle up preparations at the mega vaccination centres in the city. As per reports, the administration is aiming to inoculate about 11,000 citizens via these large scale units at the Chota Imambara, Ekana Stadium and KD Singh Babu Stadium here. Further directives have also been issued to ensure other facilities including drinking water, toilets, parking, pick up and drop bus service for women, the elderly and the differently-abled and even selfie points.

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Two Oxygen Express trains bring 90.78 metric tonnes of LMO to Lucknow on Sunday!

Easing the swelling demand for medical-grade oxygen, Lucknow welcomed two Oxygen Express trains packed with 6 tankers, early on Sunday morning. As per reports, the two services- one with four tankers and the other with two rakes, ferried a total of 90.78 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from Bokaro Steel Plant to Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station. Meanwhile, the 10th service of the oxygen delivery train left for a refill from Lucknow to Bokaro, with four empty tankers yesterday itself.

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DRDO to use self-sustainable oxygen generation tech in makeshift COVID hospitals in Lucknow

Owing to the staggering number of COVID-19 cases in Lucknow, the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) is setting up several makeshift hospitals in the city. The hospitals are expected to have an uninterrupted flow of oxygen, which is vital in saving lives and helping those who have contracted the virus.

To turn the expectation into reality, the DRDO will fit the COVID-19 facilities with an oxygen supply technology that is utilized in Tejas fighter jets. This is the first time that self-sustainable oxygen supply technology for fighter pilots is being taken into consideration for makeshift hospitals in Uttar Pradesh.

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Various markets in Lucknow to be shut for at least 4-5 days due to surging COVID casualties

A slew of efforts have been administered by UP authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and contributing to the attempts, is Uttar Pradesh Adarsh Vyapar Mandal, based in Lucknow. The repercussions of the second wave of coronavirus have now led to the closure of markets in the city, for a minimum of 4-5 days but essentials and medicines will be available at all times. Sanjay Gupta, the president of the association, appealed to the traders to keep their businesses shut for some time, as a step towards their social responsibility.
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COVID-19 tally crosses the 5k mark in Lucknow: Highest ever, 5382 test positive on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Lucknow's COVID tally reported yet another peak, exceeding the 5,000 mark. About 5382 test positive for the virus infection here, mounting the total caseload to 1,16,668 here. Amid this spiralling surge, the state government announced that all government and non-government schools in Lucknow and other UP districts to remain closed until April 30. However, all exams will be conducted as per announced schedules and all teaching and non-teaching staff will continue to attend their respective institutes.

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