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Covid 19 Daily Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 30 June 2021

  1. DCGI gives an emergency use nod to Moderna’s vaccine

    Indian pharma major Cipla will “facilitate” the import of Covid vaccines donated by US biotech major Moderna, possibly in the near future, under licence for restricted use by India’s drug regulator DCGI. Read More:
  2. Supply hit, vax drive slows in K’taka after Yoga Day record

    The vaccination drive, relaunched on June 21, slowed down in Karnataka due to short supply of doses and this has nixed the government’s plan to cover at least 80% of the adult population by October when the third wave is expected to hit. Read More:

  3. Avoid vax in 1st trimester of pregnancy, say experts

    While the Centre recently permitted pregnant women to take the Covid-19 vaccine after thorough counselling, doctors have raised concerns and said inoculation should be avoided in the first trimester. Read more

  4. Sputnik vaccine launched in B’luru

    The Russian-made Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, was administered for the first time in Bengaluru on Tuesday at Manipal Hospitals. The hospital chain had directly procured the Russian jab from Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, as per government guidelines.  Read more

  5. 50% of senior citizens got at least 1 jab

    More than five months into the Covid-19 vaccination programme, half of India’s senior citizens have received at least one shot, which would partially protect them from the epidemic, health officials said here on Tuesday. India has an estimated 13.8 crore people aged 60 years and above, of whom 49% received at least one dose of the vaccine. Read More:

  6. Over 500 cases of MIS-C among kids in the state during the pandemic

    Some 500 children in the state have been hit by Multisystem-Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C), a post-Covid-19 complication, in the course of the first and second waves of the novel coronavirus outbreak.  Read More:

  7. Covaxin booster may strengthen immunity: NIV

    With SARS-CoV-2 variants likely to define the next phase of Covid, scientists at the National Institute of Virology here have said that a booster dose of Covaxin may provide a solution to the menace posed by the evolving virus and offer “long-term protection,” reports Umesh Isalkar. Read More:

  8. Booklet dispels Covid myths
    Fear and panic fed on each other and this contributed to the worsening of the second wave in the city, BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta said on Tuesday, underlining how right information is crucial for battling the pandemic. Read More:
  9. Bengalureans pull strings, use connections for Covid vaccine

    As access to Covid-19 vaccines remains difficult, with people not finding slots on the CoWIN portal and not knowing where to walk in for jabs without prior registration, many are resorting to using influence and their connections to get their way.  Read More:

  10. Covaxin effectively neutralises Delta and Alpha variants of Covid-19: Top US body

    In yet another booster shot of endorsement for India’s first indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, the United States’ National Institutes of Health has said that the vaccine is able to effectively neutralize the Alpha and Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2. Read more:
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