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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 12 August 2021


  1. Karnataka 3rd state to conduct 4cr Covid-19 tests
    Karnataka on Wednesday crossed the four crore mark in Covid-19 tests and more than 81% of those investigations have been conducted through the RTPCR method, reports Sunitha Rao R. Health minister K Sudhakar said.
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  2. WHO to decide on approval for Covaxin in Sept
    A top vaccines official at the WHO said the agency expects to make a decision next month on an emergency authorisation for Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, made by Bharat Biotech.
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  3. Medical practitioners keen on booster doses
    Medical practitioners, who were the first in the state to get inoculated when the vaccination drive against Covid-19 began on January 16 this year, are keen on taking a third dose, making ‘booster dose’ a buzzword among healthcare workers.
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  4. Entry to temples on weekends, holidays banned
    Bengaluru (Urban) Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday issued an order restricting entry of devotees to temples on weekends and general holidays in the month of Shravana (August 9 to September 7), a period marked by a string of festivals.
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  5. Lockdowns left kids with speech disorders
     A surge in cases of children having speech development problems and behavioural changes due to lockdowns in the past one-and-a-half-years has resulted in a spurt in special helplines with child psychologists, behavioural, occupational and speech therapists dealing with such problems.
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  6. Centre releases Rs 300 crore to state under PMKSY
    Union Minister of State for Agriculture Shobha Karandlaje on Wednesday said the Centre had released Rs 300 crore to Karnataka to take up works under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).
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  7. Skip RT-PCR for travellers with full vax: Govt to states
    The tourism ministry has urged states and Union Territories to do away with the mandatory RT-PCR tests for fully vaccinated people who opt for inter-state travel and show their final vaccination certificates upon arrival.
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  8. SSLC board gets unusually high no. of requests to reject results
    Post-results, some SSLC students are now demanding that they be given the option to reject the results and reappear for the examinations scheduled to be held in September.
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  9. AP to study virus effect on vaccinated persons
    Breakthrough infections scare: Andhra Pradesh to study the coronavirus effect on vaccinated persons
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  10. Experts give mix-and-match Covid vaccine study the thumbs-up
    The recent approval by the Drug Controller General of India for a heterologous prime boost study, commonly called ‘mixing of vaccine’ study, has drawn appreciation by experts.
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