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Sunday unlock in UP: All shops, markets & malls to operate all through the week!

In a review meeting of the Uttar Pradesh COVID task force, Team 9, on Friday, the Chief Minister revoked the order of the weekly lockdown on Sundays, across all districts here. All businesses, commercial, private or otherwise, will now be permitted to function, without limitations, all through the week. The relief has been granted in view of the dipping range of COVID cases and transmission in the state.

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36 new cases reported in UP in the past 24 hours

While the threat of COVID-19 has not subsided yet, the fresh state-wide toll in Uttar Pradesh has surely ushered a hope of respite, with just 36 new cases being reported here in the past 24 hours. 52 out of the 75 districts in the state, did not report any surge in cases within this duration. As per official records, the present active load in UP stands at 664 cases.

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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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2 samples from UP test positive for 'Delta Plus' variant!

Amid dropping positivity rate and improving recovery rate, the Uttar Pradesh administration has been alarmed by the detection of the Delta Plus variant in two samples from the state. While 2,57,897 samples have been tested in the state, only 0.04% of these tested positive for COVID, and the recovery rate stands at 98.6% now. Driven by this, the active cases in the territory have come down to 1,947 patients and a large number of them are home quarantined individuals.

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11 new labs for RT-PCR testing to come up in UP

Ahead of the expected rise of the third wave of coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to ramp up the sampling and testing capacities in the state with 11 new labs. With this, 45 of the 75 districts in UP will have an RT-PCR testing lab, read reports. Meanwhile, officials of the medical education department further informed that efforts are underway to develop labs in the remaining 30 districts as well.

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