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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 16 November 2021

  • India reports 8,865 new Covid-19 cases, a low of 287 days
    According to the Union health ministry’s updated data, the country’s current active case tally at 1,30,793 was also the lowest in 525 days. Further, the active case count at 0.38 percent was at its lowest since March 2020 when the pandemic first hit the country.
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  • 171 new cases of Covid-19, one death in Karnataka
    Karnataka reported 171 new cases of Covid-19 and one death, taking the total number of infections to 29,92,021 and fatalities to 38,146, on Monday.
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  • Hosps improvise as unused Covid vax doses near expiry
    Some Cut Price, Others Give Free Jabs Under CSR. Hospital administrators, particularly those in the private sector, have adopted ingenious methods to clear their vaccine stockpile — including cutting the price of shots, using corporate social responsibility funds to vaccinate people for free, and exchanging doses with other hospitals to use up the idle stock.
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  • 165 B’luru wards reporting < 10 +ve cases daily, 30 nil
    Of Bengaluru’s 198 civic wards, 165 have been reporting less than 10 fresh Covid-19 cases daily for the past one week and 31 have seen no new infections in that period.
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  • Hospitals hold no extra risk, not Covid transmission hubs: Study
    Hospitals are not epicenters of Covid-19 transmission and healthcare workers pose no greater infection risk than the general population, says a study conducted by Bangalore Baptist Hospital and published recently in the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.
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  • India reopens its doors for vaccinated foreign tourists
    India on Monday reopened its doors for fully vaccinated foreign tourists from across the world. Now, travellers who have got approved jabs are allowed in quarantine-free from as many as 99 countries, including the US, UK, UAE, Qatar, France, and Germany.
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  • Singapore to have ‘vaccinated travel lane’ with India
    Singapore on Monday announced to finally reopen its doors for fully vaccinated travelers from India starting November 29, through a “vaccinated travel lane” (VTL).
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  • Austria locks down unvaccinated as Covid cases rise across Europe
    Austria slapped a lockdown on people unvaccinated against the coronavirus on Monday as winter approaches and infections rise across Europe, with Germany considering tighter curbs and Britain expanding its booster program to younger adults.
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  • Europe steps up curbs as Covid-19 cases spike
    A fresh wave of infections across Europe showed no sign of slowing. Austria began a lockdown for people who haven’t been vaccinated, while Ireland got set to recommend people start working from home again.
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  • Covid effect: Indians in US varsities fell by 13% in 2020
    With a 15% fall in annual international enrolments, from 10.76 lakh in 2019-20 to 9.14 lakh in 2020-21, including from India, US higher education institutions have recorded a nine-year low in students’ intake in the 2020-21 academic year.
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