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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 06 July 2021

    

  • Experts warn crowds could fuel fresh surge
    With the pandemic-induced lockdown being largely lifted and most public places now open for visitors, concerns are being raised over a possible increase in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases, especially given fatigue over following Covid appropriate behaviour. On the possibility of infections increasing, Dr V Ravi, virologist, and member of the state’s Covid technical advisory committee, said: “It all depends on how responsibly people behave, how fast we improve vaccine coverage and the emergence of new variants.” Read More:

 

  • Govt vax sites to offer Sputnik soon: Panel chief
    Russian-made Sputnik V will soon become the third vaccine to be made available for free at government-run vaccination sites in the country, Dr NK Arora, chairperson of the Centre’s Covid-19 working group, has said, reports Nisha Nambiar. “Currently, Sputnik V is available only in the private sector. Read More:  

  • Post-Covid heart attack registry sees 26 cases
    Patients who recover from Covid-19 are at a higher risk of suffering a heart attack regardless of the severity of the viral infection, a study by doctors at Bengaluru’s Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research (SJICSR) has found. Read More:   

  • Will pass repeaters, 2nd PU result by July 31: Govt
    All repeaters, including private candidates who had failed in one or more subjects, will be awarded the minimum passing marks along with 5% grace marks and promoted in the II PU examinations. Read More:  


  • CBSE to cut syllabus, hold board exams in Nov. & April
    With continuing school closures and examination disruptions due to COVID-19, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a new assessment scheme for Class 10 and 12 students this year. In 2021-22, it will reduce the syllabus, hold board examinations twice during the year in different formats, and ensure continuous recording of internal assessment scores in order to have a variety of options to calculate a final score at the end of the year, according to a notification issued on Monday night. Read More:  

  • Active cases: Bengaluru Urban falls to second place in India
    Bengaluru Urban, which had the highest number of active cases in the country for over two months, has finally managed to reduce its active caseload to 15,395 on Monday and has come down to the second position now. Read More:  

  • Crowds are back in malls, restaurants after two months of lockdown
    Having witnessed empty streets and locked up shops for two months during the lockdown, Bengaluru returned to near normalcy on Monday with the state government opening up almost all sectors. Read More:  

  • 3rd wave likely next month, peak in Sept
    India could face the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic as early as next month with cases reaching the peak sometime in September, the SBI Research said in a report on Monday. Read More:   


  • New post-infection treatment for Covid-19 identified
    Scientists have identified a post-infection treatment for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and successfully demonstrated its efficacy in stopping viral reproduction in mice. Read More:  


  • Private hospitals wait for Karnataka govt nod to get Covid vaccine stocks
    After the Union Government recently announced that private hospitals should place orders on the government’s CoWIN portal for vaccine supply, the Private Hospitals and Nursing Association (PHANA) says they are still waiting for the State Government’s nod to start with the process. Read More:  

 

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