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Covid 19 Daily Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 26 June 2021

  1. Govt offers tax relief on Covid treatment, ex gratia payment
    The government on Friday provided tax relief to those who received help from their employers or others for Covid-19 treatment and also offered concessions for ex gratia payment received by family members of those who died due to the deadly virus. Read More:
  2. Covid tests are now mandatory for travelers from Maharashtra and Kerala
     In the wake of Maharashtra and Kerala reporting several cases of people being infected by the Delta Plus variant of the virus, Karnataka has decided to step up surveillance along borders it shares with these states.  Read More
  3. Vaccine, Covid-appropriate behavior are vital to prevent the third wave: Sudhakar
    Caught unawares by the severity of the second Covid-19 wave, the state government on Friday said it is taking multiple measures to mitigate the impact of a possible third wave. The state’s response to the third wave will be a calibrated one as the virus is highly unpredictable, Sudhakar said. He said the government was finding solutions to overcome three challenges: availability of beds, adequate healthcare professionals and steady supply of oxygen. Read More:
  4. City’s biggest mass cremation site shuts down as Covid-19 cases fall
    The city’s biggest site for mass cremation of Covid-19 victims in Kurubarahalli village, Tavarekere, was shut down on Thursday cases and deaths have decreased in recent weeks after the second wave in April and May.   Read More:
  5. Report documents pandemic woes of transgender persons
    The transgender community was one of the worst hit during the pandemic. Not only did members struggle with loss of income, they also faced discrimination and stigma that jeopardised access to relief and healthcare.  But the community organised relief work and helped several vulnerable groups, including their own. Read More:
  6. COVID-19 vaccine testing centre set up at IISc
    A COVID-19 vaccine testing centre has been established at the viral Bio Safety Level-3 (BSL-3) facility at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR), Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The centre will test solutions to tackle the pandemic — from vaccines and antivirals to materials and equipment — with the help of academic and industry partners. Tests will be conducted via a fee-for-service model, said IISc in a release on Friday. Read More
  7. COVID effect: Traffic at KIA plummets
    The pandemic, subsequent lockdowns, countries prohibiting or restricting flights, and the impact on tourism and fear of travelling have taken a huge toll on passenger movement and air traffic at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).  Read More:
  8. Corporates in Bengaluru push for COVID-19 vaccination
    With the second wave of COVID-19 appearing to be on the wane, the focus has moved towards preparations for a third wave through infrastructure augmentation and vaccination. While awareness, and in turn the demand for vaccines, has picked up, more so after the window was opened to people in the 18-44 age bracket, private companies are coming forward, along with residents’ welfare and apartment associations, to facilitate vaccination for their staff.  Read More:
  9. Vaccine tests on for Delta Plus Variant
    Within a week’s time, Indian scientists may be able to find out whether the three Covid-19 vaccines currently available in India would work against the novel coronavirus’s Delta Plus variant that has been found in 11 states, of which two reported deaths triggered by it.
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  10. Private schools seek free Covid treatment for kids, teachers
    The private unaided schools, college managements and parents have demanded the state government to provide free Covid-19 treatment for students contracting the virus during offline classes. Read More:
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