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Ahead of mass inoculation drive, Jaipur to have 13 COVID-19 vaccination centres & 1 interaction site

Ahead of a mass inoculation drive kicking off on the 16th of January in the country, Rajasthan has identified 282 locations for the COVID-19 vaccination process, as per reports. While the capital of the state will house 13 such centres, 12 sites each in Ajmer, Bharatpur, Kota, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Alwar, Pali and Bhilwara have been pinned. Further, 7 sites each in the remaining districts have been pinpointed for the programme.

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Jaipur & other Rajasthan districts successfully conduct 2nd dry run of COVID-19 vaccination

Earlier in January, the health department officials of Rajasthan conducted a trial of the COVID-19 vaccine at 19 centres in 7 districts of the state, as per the Centre's immunization protocol. Again on Friday, the second mock drill of the vaccination was successfully conducted at 102 vaccination centres in all the districts of Rajasthan and it included 2,550 health workers. In the first round of the dry run, 424 corona warriors were roped in at 18 centres, across 7 districts of the state on January 2.

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Schools in Jaipur & other districts of Rajasthan to resume for class 9-12, from January 18

With a decrease in the number of COVID-positive patients in Rajasthan, the state government has announced the decision to allow schools, colleges and coaching centres to reopen from January 18. Addressing a review meeting, the state's CM stated that the recovery rate in Rajasthan has touched 96.3% and surprisingly, many districts have reported zero cases while in remaining ones, the situation is improving. Hence, the authorities have issued instructions to the educational establishments to commence their operations.

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Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital to study the mutant strain of the coronavirus

The mutant strain of the coronavirus, which was just recently reported in Britain, will now be studied at Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital, with genetic sequencing and testing of the spike protein. SMS Hospital, which has been conducting approximately 6,000 RT-PCR on a regular basis, is currently developing this study facility at its microbiology laboratory.

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The cost for RT-PCR tests in private labs across Rajasthan has now been reduced to ₹800!

The Rajasthan government has capped the cost of COVID-19 tests across private laboratories in the state to ₹800, bringing major relief to its residents. This decision that was given out on Saturday, also stated that Rajasthan is among the only two states in the nation which are testing people through the golden standards of the reliable RT-PCR method. The head of the state also urged people to get themselves tested if they suspect the development of any virus symptom, as delays in identification makes the disease fatal.

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