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Covid 19 Daily Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 2 July 2021

  1. India 3rd to cross 4L Covid toll, deaths/m lowest among worst hit

    India on Thursday became only the third country to report over 4 lakh Covid deaths after the US and Brazil. Apart from these, Mexico is the only other country to have registered over 2 lakh deaths.
    There are 10 countries where over one lakh people have succumbed to Covid or related complications. With 6 lakh deaths, the US is at the top of this list and is followed by Brazil (5.2 lakh), India (4 lakh), Mexico (2.3 lakh) and Peru with 1.9 lakh deaths. The others with five figure deaths are Russia, the UK, Italy, France and Colombia. Read more

  2. PM hails docs for saving lakhs in pandemic

    Lauding doctors for saving lives of lakhs of people in the Covid pandemic and paying homage to those who laid down their lives in “service of humanity”, PM Narendra Modi on “Doctors’ Day” said that despite the limitations of long-neglected medical infrastructure and pressure of population, India’s per lakh population rate of infection and death rate is still manageable compared to developed countries. Read more

  3. ₹2k aid: Relief for domestic workers

    The state government on Thursday assured the HC that it will modify guidelines and procedures to ensure all domestic workers get Rs 2,000 Covid relief. It said those who provide Aadhaar, a certificate signed by their employer and account details will get the benefit. Read more

  4. K’taka mulls easing weekend curfew and reopening malls

    As part of the third level of unlocking from July 5, the state government is looking at relaxing weekend and night curfew, besides reopening malls and extending business hours of shops and establishments. Read more

  5. 9 European nations approve Covishield

    Government sources said Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Estonia and Spain have confirmed accepting Covishield for travel entry. Iceland and Switzerland, which too have allowed Covishield for travel to the country, are not part of EU.
    Estonia has confirmed it will recognise all vaccines authorised by the Indian government — Covishield and Covaxin — for travel. Sources said India will extend approvals to citizens of these countries. Read more

  6. Coronavirus live updates: India’s recovery rate crosses 97%

    India on Friday reported 46,617 new cases and 853 deaths as per health ministry’s updated data. Total recoveries have jumped to 59,384. Stay here for all live updates on coronavirus from India and around the world. Read more

  7. Covid vaccine neutralises Delta variant, lasts at least 8 months: J&J

    Johnson & Johnson said late on Thursday that its Covid-19 vaccine showed strong promise against the Delta variant and other emerging strains and also provided durable protection against the infection more broadly. Read more

  8. Karnataka to set up memorial for corona warriors

    The state government will build a Covid-19 memorial at Arogya Soudha on Magadi Road to honour healthcare workers who died during the pandemic, health minister K Sudhakar said on Thursday. He participated in the Doctors’ Day celebration at the health and family welfare department’s headquarters. Read more

  9. Covid-19: Bengaluru Metro to resume services from July 1

    The metro rail services in Bengaluru will be available from morning to evening with a frequency of five minutes in peak hours and 15 minutes in non-peak hours from Monday to Friday. Read more

  10. Karnataka makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for travellers from Kerala over Delta plus scare

    A negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test, not older than 72 hours, is mandatory for travellers from Kerala to enter Karnataka. Read more

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