- India logs 11,466 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hrs, 13.2% higher than yesterday
India has registered 11,466 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, which is 13.2 per cent higher than what was recorded on Tuesday, according to latest Union Health Ministry data. The fresh cases bring the total caseload to 3,43,88,579.
- 293 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths in Karnataka
Karnataka on Tuesday reported 293 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of positive cases to 29,90,528. Bengaluru Urban district recorded 187 fresh cases, the maximum across the State.
- India has vaccine certificate pact with 96 countries: Government
In a big boost to international travel, 96 countries — including US, UK, many European and Middle East nations — have agreed to mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccination certificates with India, health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday.
- Short-term Maha travellers needn’t carry Covid negative cert
Passengers from Maharashtra coming into Karnataka for a visit of two days or less need not carry RT-PCR negative test report now.
- 256 K’taka kids found homes in 2020-21 in the midst of pandemic
With 256 of its children being given away in adoption during 2020-21 amid the pandemic and related restrictions, Karnataka stood third nationally in the number of adoptions. Maharashtra topped the list accounting for adoption of 668 children and Tamil Nadu second with 375.
- Many private schools in Bengaluru face acute shortage of teachers
Now that oncampus classes have resumed for all grades, several private schools are facing an acute shortage of teachers. The pandemic hit schools hard and institutions were forced to close for more than one-and-a-half years.
- Suicides up 30% among small biz owners in 2020
Death by suicide increased 30% nationwide among small business owners in 2020, the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, as compared to 2019, according to the National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) accidental deaths & suicide report 2020.
- State achieves 89% vaccine coverage in first dose
The state has achieved coverage of 89% in the first dose, while 48% of people have taken both shots of COVID-19 vaccinations. “People should not neglect to take the second dose within the prescribed time as both doses are necessary to get maximum protection against the virus. We must not let our guard down,” he said.
- Covid is surging again in Europe as winter looms
Coronavirus cases may be falling in much of the world but they are on the rise again in Europe, where pandemic restrictions have been relaxed and cold weather has moved into some countries. Low vaccination rates in Eastern Europe are also to be blamed for the grim numbers
- Thousands protest in New Zealand against mandatory Covid-19 jab
New Zealand beefed up security measures at its parliament on Tuesday as thousands of people gathered to protest against Covid-19 vaccine mandates and government lockdowns aimed at controlling the pandemic.