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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 1 September 2021

  1. 50 vaccination centres to function till 9 p.m.
    The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which has increased its vaccination target to 1 lakh a day has come up with a three-pronged approach to achieve this. It has decided to extend the working hours of select 50 urban primary health centres (UPHCs) till 9 p.m.
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  2. Sept deadline for states to complete 1st dose for school staff
    The Union ministry of education has asked states/ UTs to update data about vaccination of teachers twice a week on Google tracker. It also asked all the states/ UTs to get the first dose of vaccination completed for all teaching and non teaching staff during September.
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  3. No quarantine for those coming to state for exams
    Those coming from Kerala to Karnataka to appear for exams will not have to undergo the seven-day quarantine that is mandated for travellers from the neighbouring state. The exemption comes as a huge relief for several doctors from Kerala who are headed to Karnataka for PG NEET, the entrance exam for postgraduate courses in medicine, to be held on September 11.
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  4.  Provisional timetable for Classes VI to VIII out
    A day after announcing that Classes VI to VIII will reopen on September 6, the Department of Public Instruction has released the provisional timetable. According to the timetable, classes will be held from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. The second batch of classes for Class VIII students has been suggested from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. No classes will be held on Saturday.
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  5. AIIMS study stresses need for two Covid shots
    Fully vaccinated Indians have a significantly lower risk of developing severe Covid-19, says a new real world vaccine efficacy study carried out by a team at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, underlining the need to rapidly improve the number of fully vaccinated individuals.
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  6. Confusion over quarantine rule for travellers from Kerala
    The rule mandating seven-day institutional quarantine for all travellers from Kerala to Karnataka has left thousands in a quandary.
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  7. As NEP implementation nears, colleges scramble
    With just a month to go to implement the National Education Policy (NEP), colleges are rushing to put things in place. Karnataka is the first state to implement the policy, and institutions are preparing to make their courses more flexible.
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  8. As second Covid wave tails out, Karnataka does better than neighbours TN, Kerala
    BENGALURU: A comparative analysis of three southern states — Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka — in terms of positive cases and deaths in the months of August 2020 and 2021, shows that Karnataka has done better in August 2021 than the other states.
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  9. K’taka logs 1,217 new Covid cases, 25 deaths
    Bengaluru : Karnataka reported 1,217 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,49,445 and toll to 37,318, the Health department said on Tuesday.
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  10. Private hospitals’ panel cautions Karnataka government against reopening schools
    Even as the Karnataka government has decided to reopen schools for students in classes VI to VIII from September 6, an expert committee of the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA) has stated that it would be premature to reopen schools at present.
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