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Latest From UP Expressway: Bus Collision Killed 8 And Injured Several

Latest From Purvanchal Expressway: Bus Collision Killed 8 And Injured Several

Lucknow: Eight people died, and around 20 were injured in a collision of double-decker buses on UP’s Purvanchal expressway. According to officials, three critically injured people have been referred to Trauma Center in Lucknow for treatment.

Extending condolences to the families of the deceased who died in the road accident, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted, “The loss of life in a road accident on Purvanchal Expressway is very sad. Instructions have been given to the concerned officials for speedy relief and rescue operations and proper treatment of the injured”.

The bus collision occurred in the Purvanchal Expressway near the Barabanki district, which is about 30 km from Lucknow. According to officials, “The bus coming from Sitamarhi in Bihar hit the stationary bus from behind near Narendrapur Madraha village. Both the buses were going to Delhi from Sitamarhi and Supaul in Bihar. Police and rescue team are present at the spot”.

The treatment of injured passengers is going on at Haidergarh Community Health Center. Whereas the seriously injured have been referred to Trauma Center in Lucknow for treatment.

Draupadi Murmu Took Oath As 15th President Of India.

Draupadi Murmu, on Monday, July 25, 2022, took oath as the 15th president of India

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana administered Draupadi Murmu’s oath as the president at a ceremony held in the Central Hall of Parliament. 

The 64-year-old president-elect defeated opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha to become the first tribal and second woman to chair the highest constitutional post in the country. 

The oath-taking ceremony at the central hall was attended by Prime minister Narendra Modi, Vice-president and chairman of the Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla among other MPs and officials.

Hours before the ceremony, Murmu visited Raj Ghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Followed by which, she met outgoing president Ram Nath Kovind and first lady Savita Kovind.

After the oath ceremony, Murmu left for Rashtrapati Bhavan, where she received an inter-services guard of honour in the forecourt. Along with it, she received a 21-gun salute.

Kuwait Returnee Admitted To Hyderabad Hospital With Monkeypox-Like Symptoms

On Sunday, July 24, 2022, a 40-year-old man from Telangana’s Kamareddy district was admitted to the isolation ward at Government Fever hospital in Hyderabad. 

The suspect is a Kuwait returnee who returned home on July 6 and started to show symptoms on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The health officials collected his samples and sent them to the National Institute of Virology lab in Pune. Currently, test results are unavailable, and the person is kept under experts’ observation. 

According to World Health Organization, Monkeypox is a public health emergency of international concern because it spreads from person to person through close contact. Due to this, health officials have also traced and kept six of his closed contacts under observation. Till now, none of them has shown any symptoms.

“The Kuwait returnee had a high fever on July 20. On July 23, he started to present rashes and approached a private hospital the next day. The doctor diagnosed the symptoms as that of Monkeypox and referred him to Kamareddy district hospital. He was subsequently moved to Hyderabad”, said Telangana’s Director of Public Health, Dr G Srinivasa Rao.

Dr Rao further added, “His samples have been collected and sent to the National Institute of Virology laboratory in Pune. Until the results are received, we will keep him in isolation in the fever hospital and provide treatment. We have identified six people who had direct contact with this person. None of them has any symptoms yet. However, we have isolated them as well”.

So far, four cases of Monkeypox have been confirmed in India. Among these, three cases have been registered in Kerala and one in New Delhi.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 16,866 New Cases, Recovery Rate At 98.46%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has recorded 16,866 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 1,50,877. Meanwhile, the nation has registered 18,148 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 4,32,28,670. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 7.03% and 4.49%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 87.27 crore Covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 202.17 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive, out of which 92.99 crore and 7.30 crore are second doses and precautionary doses, respectively.

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