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19 | Mumbai: Genome sequencing reports may soon be mandatory for people arriving from Europe, USA, Russia

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With the ongoing surge of Covid cases in western countries, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now requested that the state task force members ask for genome sequencing reports of passengers flying in from Europe, USA and Russia. The move comes amid fears of a spurt in Covid cases through the coming days on account of an increased flow of tourists during the Christmas season.

Officials said the genome sequencing report is being sought in a bid to control the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani said the BMC is taking all necessary measures to control the spread in the city and that they have requested details of the variant responsible for the surge in other countries. Moreover, the civic body is also collecting samples from passengers coming to Mumbai from Covid-affected countries.

“Our aim is to check the efficacy of our vaccines on the new variants of coronavirus. In case of some new variant, for which the vaccine is not effective, we will make other preparations in the city accordingly,” Kakani said. Meanwhile, the delta variant continues to be dominant among Covid cases in Mumbai, as per the BMC’s fourth genome-sequencing report. A member of the state Covid-19 task force said the Delta variant and its derivatives have posed a challenge to the medical community for months.

“India is still in the Delta mode. As long as the Delta variant is still dominant, it is unlikely that any of the derivatives such as AY.4.2 will pose a big threat to the country,” he said. As per the current norms, fully vaccinated passengers are allowed to leave the airport without Rt-PCR tests. At present, the Government of India has an agreement with 99 countries for mutual recognition certificates of individuals who are fully vaccinated with a nationally recognised or WHO-recognised Covid-19 vaccine.

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Published on: Friday, November 26, 2021, 11:02 AM IST

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Ask people what the best Star Wars game of all time is and there is little doubt that the name you will hear the most is Knights of the Old Republic – or KotOR as we all call it for ease.

Being such a popular game, and with Star Wars all the rage again thanks in no small part to The Mandalorian, it came as little surprise to learn that we would be getting a KotOR remake and, if anything, the biggest surprise is that it has taken until now for it to happen.

And this is not just a touching up of the paint, this is a full-on remake from the ground up, so it should look incredible when we get to play it in glorious 4K HDR.

But when is the KotOR remake being released, and what changes are there to the gameplay? Here is everything you need to know!

When is the KotOR remake release date?

We will be making our return to around 4,000 years before the original Star Wars trilogy at some point, but don’t expect to be taking that trip any time soon. We do not have a release window yet, let alone a specific date, and with the team apparently still in the early stages of development, we would be surprised to see it this side of 2024 at the earliest.

What platforms can I get KotOR remake on?

The original KotOR was an Xbox exclusive. which makes it all the more jolting to learn that this will be a PlayStation and PC exclusive – at least at first.

The KotOR remake will be a timed exclusive and therefore should launch on other platforms after the time is up (which is normally 12 months). So Xbox will be getting it at some point, and there is the possibility of a Nintendo Switch release down the line too.

Can I pre-order KotOR remake?

Not yet! Fingers crossed we’ll be able to soon but, at the time of writing, there are no pre-order links available. As soon as that situation changes we will let you know right here.

KotOR remake story

Here is the official synopsis for the game, should you need your mind refreshed:

KOTOR, which is part of Legends storytelling, dials the Star Wars clock back to over 4,000 years before the Skywalker saga. The Galactic Republic is at its height and has just been through a major war. Jedi are plentiful, but so are the Sith, and the evil Darth Malak leads a growing legion of dark warriors. Players will go on an epic adventure and, along the way, visit different worlds, amass a party of memorable beings, and uncover their own mysterious past.

KotOR remake trailer

There certainly is a KotOR remake trailer and here it is for you to watch right now!

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No Covid positive case reported | Ludhiana News

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Ludhiana: No positive case of Covid-19 was reported in the district on Wednesday.
According to the health department officials, the district’s case count is 87,664 and the toll tally is 2,110.
The health department teams collected 1,060 samples on the day.

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