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

  1. WHO chief scientist: Pandemic not slowing down, Delta variant spreading
    Coronavirus infections are rising across most regions of the world as the Delta variant spreads, clear evidence that the pandemic isn’t on the wane, said the World Health Organization’s chief scientist.  While vaccination levels in some countries are reducing severe cases and hospitalisations, large parts of the world face oxygen shortages, a lack of hospital beds and higher mortality, said the WHO’s Soumya Swaminathan in an interview with Bloomberg Television.
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  2. Bangalore West Division cops collect Rs 4 cr fine from violators of Covid guidelines The West Division police have collected Rs 4 crore in fines from violators of the Covid guidelines in both first and second waves. Until Friday, police have booked 1.66 lakh cases for not wearing masks and failing to adhere to social-distancing rules.
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  3. India Reports 41,506 New Coronavirus Cases In Last 24 Hours, 895 Deaths
    India reported 41,506 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than yesterday, and added 895 deaths. Over 4.7 lakh deaths have been recorded in the country since the pandemic began early last year.
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  4. 85% of July deaths have taken place outside Bengaluru
    About 85 per cent of Karnataka’s Covid-19 fatalities in the past 10 days have occurred outside Bengaluru, and the health department has now directed officials to consider every symptomatic person as a suspected patient and provide treatment without delay.
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  5. CoWIN crucial to service delivery: Finance Minister
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said India would share the CoWIN platform with other nations for free, saying that humanitarian needs outweigh commercial benefits.
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  6. Covid-19 treatment now simplified with new guidelines
    Ever since the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) released its guidelines for Covid-19 treatment in June, the protocol followed by both private and government hospitals has become simplified.
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  7. Quick serosurvey will give us data to say if there’ll be 3rd Covid wave: Dr Shahid Jameel
    While some of the states are yet again witnessing a rise in Covid-19 cases, hinting at a possible third wave, Dr Shahid Jameel, renowned virologist and former chairman of the Indian SARS-COV-2 Genomics Consortia (INSACOG), and also one of the co-founders of Ignite Life, in an exclusive interview to TNSE says that India needs a quick seroprevalence study to know if there will be a consorted peak or a ripple, or how and when each state may peak.
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  8. Delta puts brakes on return to post-Covid normalcy globally
    Nations across the globe hit new pandemic highs and reimposed Covid curbs on Saturday as the highly contagious Delta variant forced governments to put the brakes on plans to return to normality.
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  9. Asked States To Follow Directives : Centre On Delhi High Court Notice On Covid
    All states and union territories have been ordered to strictly enforce national directives on the management of the coronavirus pandemic, the Centre informed the Delhi High Court on Saturday, responding to a notice over violation of anti-Covid rules in the unlocking national capital.
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  10. Home Secretary Reviews Covid Situation In Hill Stations, Tourist Locations
    Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Saturday sounded a note of caution against reported blatant disregard of COVID-appropriate behaviour at hill stations and other tourist locations, stressing that the second wave of the pandemic is not yet over. Read More
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