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Covid 19 Daily Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 1 July 2021


  • SC asks NDMA to fix ex gratia for Covid victims in 6 weeks
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the PM-led National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to quantify within six weeks the ex gratia amount to be paid to the families of nearly four lakh coronavirus victims and said the NDMA failed to discharge its statutory duty even though Covid-19 was declared a disaster under the Disaster Management Act a year ago. Read More:
  • Nearly 1/3rd of Covid-19 victims in K’taka had no comorbidities
    Nearly 31% Covid-19 patients who succumbed to the virus in Karnataka had no comorbidities, according to the state health and family welfare department. Read More:
  • Vax shortage leaves many disappointed at several sites
    Wednesday saw serpentine queues in front of vaccination sites across the city, with many leaving disappointed after they couldn’t get the jab. While official sources confirmed there is a vaccine shortage, inoculation numbers in the city fluctuated a lot over the past four days. Read More:
  • Tit for tat: Accept CoWin cert for India green pass, EU told
    In a diplomatic retaliatory move against vaccine nationalism, India has said it would recognise EU’s digital Covid certificate on a reciprocal basis and would not accept it until EU does the same for Indian vaccines— Covishield and Covaxin. The EU “Green Pass” is expected to come into effect from July 1. Read More:

  • Covaxin effective against Delta, Alpha.
    Home-grown Covaxin generates antibodies against Alpha and Delta variants, the US National Institutes of Health said in a statement, flagging the use of an US-made adjuvant in the indigenous vaccine. Adjuvants are substances formulated as part of a vaccine to boost immune responses and enhance its effectiveness. Read More:


  • Second wave over, govt hospitals prep for non-Covid services
    As the second wave subsides and hundreds of Covid-19 beds in government centres fall vacant, medical staff and students are anxious to switch to non-Covid duties. Read more:
  • Germany hops in, other EU states told to OK India vaccine
    With the European Union’s Digital Covid Certificate or Green Pass coming into effect from July 1, India on Wednesday urged all member states to individually grant exemption to those who have taken Indian vaccines. Read More:

  • Private schools seek phased start of offline classes in Karnataka
    BENGALURU: Private schools have urged the government to start offline classes in a phased manner. Members of the Federation of Private Schools and Colleges Management Association, Karnataka said the education department should take into account the number of students who would attend offline classes and also ensure a stringent Standard Operating Procedure. Read More:

  • Pilot study launched on coronavirus in animals, transmission to humans
    To understand and investigate the inter-relation between coronaviruses in animals and humans in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and to prepare itself better for such future pandemics, India has initiated a pilot research, roping in the top veterinary research and epidemiology scientists and institutes in the country. Read More:
  • Govt schools  set to reopen today
    Government and other state board schools will reopen for the new academic session on Thursday, but for a second year in a row, students will be deprived of on-campus classes. Classes will begin virtually, but teachers are skeptical of attendance. Read More:
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