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COVID positive inmates in Lucknow & other UP districts to quarantine in upcoming provisional jails

In a bid to restrict the transmission of COVID infection among convicts and undertrials lodged in prisons across the state, the Uttar Pradesh government is setting up temporary jails as quarantine centres. All coronavirus positive inmates will be isolated in these centres, until they recover, read reports. UP DG (Prison) informed that all the jail superintendents have been instructed to contact their respective district administrations and start setting up temporary prisons.

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'Tika Utsav' across 8,000 centres in Uttar Pradesh to assure COVID-19 vaccination for all

After the Prime Minister asked all states to amp up their COVID inoculation drives through a 'Tika Utsav', the state government in Uttar Pradesh quickly made announcements regarding it. Scheduled from April 11 to 14, 'Tika Utsav' shall be witnessed across 8,000 immunisation sites in the state. In addition to this, the inoculation drives for the offices shall start soon, as informed by the Additional Chief Secretary, Amit Mohan Prasad.

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UP Power Corporation extends deadline for 'one-time settlement scheme' till April 15

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation had launched a 'one-time settlement' scheme for rural and urban households and farmers, who have to pay huge sums of pending electricity bills. As per the latest developments, the deadline for registrations under this project has been extended to April 15 to ensure that an increased number of individuals are able to avail of its benefits. Through this initiative, a consumer can pay the outstanding amount in instalments.

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Production of oxygen cylinders, sanitisers & COVID testing kits in UP gets a major boost

Streamlining its aspirations for improved medical infrastructure in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government is executing multiple measures to boost the production of medical equipment. Keeping in view the ongoing COVID pandemic, the state administration has also accelerated the manufacturing of hydroxychloroquine, oxygen cylinders, sanitisers and COVID testing kits. This measure ensures that sufficient healthcare services are available to the last beneficiary in line.

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Epidemic Act extended in Lucknow & other UP districts till June 30 due to 2nd COVID-19 wave

Alarmed by the increasing COVID numbers in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has issued directives imposing the restrictions of the Epidemic act in all parts of the territory till June 30. While the act was enforced till March 31 previously, the current orders for extension attempt to arrest the possibilities of an unchecked COVID spread. As per officials, the state is already hit by the second wave of the pandemic given the escalating cases in the past few days.

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