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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 13 July 2021

  1. Bone death threat looms for recovered Covid patients
    After black fungus, Covid-recovered patients may face the threat of suffering from avascular necrosis (AVN) or bone death, which is a painful condition affecting the hip joint and thigh bones, doctors warned. The condition could set in because of higher and longer dosage of steroids to treat Covid patients and also due to patients developing blood clots.
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  2. HC upholds govt decision to hold SSLC exams
    The Karnataka High Court on Monday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the decision of the state government to conduct the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination 2020-21.
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  3. Wide gap between those vaccinated with 1st dose and those with both Although Karnataka’s pace of vaccination is better than several other States, the gap between those vaccinated with the first dose and those with both doses is wide.
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  4. Karnataka gears up for third wave by ramping up hospital facilities
    Ahead of a possible third wave of Covid-19 infections, which some experts say could hit in the last quarter of the calendar year, the state government has drawn up a plan to ramp up facilities in government hospitals across the state to tackle a possible surge in cases.
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  5. Vaccination must to attend offline classes, say pvt. Colleges
    Students who want to attend offline classes will have to get the jab as many private colleges have made it mandatory to get vaccinated. This, even though the State government has said that vaccination is not mandatory to attend offline classes.
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  6. IMA urges Centre, States not to let the guard down on COVID
    The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday warned that a third wave of the pandemic was inevitable and imminent, and appealed to the Central and State governments not to let their guard down against COVID-19. It said mass gatherings in tourist and religious places along with flouting of safety norms spelt danger.
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  7. Parents demand clarity in fee breakup, claim Bengaluru school blocked access to e-class
    Parents of students from Jain Heritage School in Hebbal protested outside the school on Monday, demanding to know why access to online classes was blocked. Many haven’t paid fees, waiting for a transparency in the fee structure and the breakup of the components, that they had demanded for earlier. “We are ready to make the payment. All we need is clarity about the fees,” said Aparna, president of the parents association. The management assured access to classes but went back on their word after the local education officer left the scene, parents told TNIE.  Read More
  8. India likely to add 12.6 lakh Covid cases, Karnataka about 60k by Aug 10 India’s Covid-19 count is expected to reach 32.1 million (321 lakh) cases, including an addition of 1.26 million (12.6 lakh) new cases by August 10. The country’s death toll is likely to touch 4.40 lakh.  Karnataka, on its part, is likely to reach a Covid tally of 29.35 lakh cases, with the death toll touching 37,275 fatalities by August 10. These were the figures projected by Jeevan Raksha, an initiative of Proxima Consulting.
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  9. High Covid rates in NE; PM to meet CMs In the wake of concern over high Covid-19 positivity rate in the northeastern states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers of the eight states of the region on Tuesday to discuss the situation and the measures to control the infection.
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  10. Once hot, needle-free vaccines are about to make a comeback Vaccines are wonderful, but scary. Notice how one toddler’s post-jab wail relays across a paediatrician’s clinic. Little hands tug at mothers’ cheeks and point to the exit. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get vaccinated without needles?
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