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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 11 August 2021

  1. Covid spike in five Karnataka districts worries Centre
    Five districts in Karnataka are on the Centre’s radar for contributing to an increase in the number of daily new Covid cases over the last two weeks.Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Uttar Kannada, Chamarajanagar and Udupi have been marked as ‘Districts of Concern’ by the Union Health Ministry.
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  2. Vaccination: HC asks Centre to respond to state’s request
    The High Court on Tuesday directed the Union government to respond to the request placed by the state government for the supply of 35 lakh doses of vaccine every week.
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  3. Census activities put off due to pandemic
    Owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Census 2021 and other Census-related field activities have been postponed until further orders, the Union Home Ministry said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
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  4. No oxygen-shortage deaths reported: govt
    No State has so far said specifically that there were deaths because of oxygen shortage, said Joint Secretary of the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal on Tuesday, adding that only one State mentioned suspected death due to shortage.
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  5. Bengaluru’s air quality vastly improved during lockdown: ISEC study
    Delhi and Bengaluru topped the five mega cities of the country in the decline of air pollution during the lockdown, a study by researchers at the Institute of Social Economic Change (ISEC) has found.
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  6. Travellers from Kerala spreading virus fast in DK
    Since the start of August, Dakshina Kannada has thrice overtaken Bengaluru Urban in the number of daily Covid cases recorded – an unprecedented development in the history of the epidemic.
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  7. SSLC students won’t get photocopy of exam paper, can’t apply for revaluation this year
    SSLC students will not be allowed to obtain a photocopy of examination papers or apply for revaluation for the examination that was held this year.
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  8. Containment zones in Bengaluru growing fast
    Belying the assuring data presented by the daily Covid-19 bulletin lately, the ground reality in Bengaluru presents a more worrisome picture. The number of containment zones, as well as hospital admissions, have risen.
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  9. Delta Plus variant won’t fuel exponential surge in India, only 86 cases detected so far: Centre
    As many as 86 Covid cases with Delta Plus variant have been detected in India so far, with Maharashtra alone reporting 45 cases but the Centre reiterated that interim findings of the epidemiological analysis show that it may not have public health significance beyond Delta variant.
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  10. Experts studying need for third Covid-19 dose: Top govt official
    India’s expert group on vaccinations, Negvac, has discussed the need for booster shots for Covid-19 but more scientific evidence is being studied for any decision, a top official said on Tuesday during the routine government briefing on Covid-19.
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