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Citizens in Lucknow & other UP cities to be fined for not wearing a face mask

The Uttar Pradesh administration has reinstated the mask imperative in public spaces amid the increasing fear of the emergent Omicron variant of coronavirus. Failure to adhere to this norm will result in a challan, read reports. The order was notably moved during a high-level meeting convened by the Chief Minister on Wednesday, where officials were tasked to strictly enforce the mandatory mask rule along with other preventive COVID-19 protocols.

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Uttar Pradesh becomes the first state in India to administer over 16 crore COVID jabs!

Counting over 16 crore COVID vaccinations as of Monday, Uttar Pradesh has stepped up to become the highest inoculating state in India. Noteworthily UP stands to be the most populous region in the country with the largest pool of eligible beneficiarie and about 76% of this segment has received at least a single corona dose. As per reports, about 33% of the total state population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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COVID alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh over new Botswana variant

The state of Uttar Pradesh has raised a COVID alert amid the rising concerns of a newly identified Botswana variant. As of now, no cases of this strain have been reported in the state in specific or the nation at large. However, this has moved the health authorities to amplify screening at all international bases, to prevent the infection invasion scenario.

In this direction, the UP Health Department has also increased testing of international travellers, especially for those coming from the affected regions of Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong.

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UP Surveillance Committees on alert mode due to rising COVID cases in other states

Surveillance committees in UP have been instructed to work on an alert mode to prevent the sudden spread of infection in the state. Many neighbouring states and countries have reported a rise in the number of COVID cases, due to which an alert has been sounded here. These surveillance committees are responsible for the timely identification and isolation of COVID patients, as well as the distribution of medicine kits, pulse oximeters and thermometers in the state.

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Kanpur & 30 other UP districts declared COVID free

After one and a half years of struggling in a pandemic-stricken world, the state of Uttar Pradesh is finally receiving some positive news. Out of the 75 districts in the state, nearly 40% have been declared COVID-free. Statistically, 31 districts of UP, including Kanpur have registered zero active COVID-19 cases in the past few days. Moreover, Sunday's records show that the active tally of cases has dropped to 159 in the territory. However, over 21 state districts still have at least one active COVID patient.

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