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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 15 September 2021

News Updates for Bangalore – 15 September 2021

  1. State to administer 30 lakh doses in vaccination drive on Sept. 17
    Karnataka will carry out a massive vaccination drive on Friday and the plan is to administer 30 lakh doses, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday.
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  2. COMEDK entrance test sees 67% attendance
    Around 67% of students attended the undergraduate entrance test in both shifts held by the Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) on Tuesday.
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  3. Schools and colleges set to reopen in Kodagu on Sept. 17
    The long wait of students has finally ended as the schools and colleges in Kodagu are set to reopen for resuming physical classes for the first time this year in the wake of the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) falling below 2% in the district. The classes will resume from Friday.
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  4. Should children be given COVID-19 jabs?
    With schools shutting down and restrictions being placed on movement, children have suffered a lot over the last one and a half years. There is a lot of debate now on administering COVID-19 vaccines to children in the context of schools reopening in India.
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  5. Covaxin may get WHO approval soon
    The possible Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by the World Health Organization (WHO) of Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin by September-end “would bring in ease of international travel to Indians,’’ Dr. N.K. Arora, member, COVID-19 Task Force, told The Hindu on Tuesday.
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  6. US eyes India bases for drone strikes in Afghanistan
    The United States has hinted that it has been in talks with New Delhi for using airfields in India as “staging areas” for carrying out aerial surveillance and launching attacks on terrorists in and around Afghanistan.
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  7. Kids with Covid antibodies take longer to recover from other illnesses: Docs
    There is a possible link between Covid antibodies in children and longer recoveries from other non-associated illnesses. Doctors across the city have been observing intermittent cases of children with typhoid, dengue and seizures, who are experiencing severe and longer illnesses.
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  8. Police use lathi charge to break up students’ protest against NEP
    Hundreds of students and activists were baton-charged by police on Tuesday morning when they tried to enter the Vidhana Soudha to protest the National Education Policy (NEP).
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  9. Third Covid wave may be flatter, need to bring down active cases
    Experts BENGALURU: A 30-day analysis (September 11-October 13) of Covid-19 projection shows that Karnataka will add 24,869 cases and 228 deaths during the period.
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  10. India “Highest In World” For People With At Least 1 Covid Vaccine Dose:
    Health Ministry The number of people who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in India and the number who have completed the vaccination schedule in the country are the highest in the world, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
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