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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 17 July 2021

  1. HC: jabs for children without clinical trials will be a disaster
    The Delhi High Court on Friday said it would be a “disaster” if COVID-19 vaccines are administered to children without clinical trials, while asking the Centre to take steps to inoculate those below 18 years of age once the trials are over.
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  2. Covid cases dip, load off healthcare system
    With the daily incidence of Covid-19 steadily declining, and remaining below the 2,000-mark consistently for the past six days, the pressure on the healthcare system has come down. Oxygen consumption has fallen and in hospitals across the state, non-Covid care is back on track.
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  3. Rising cases in Maharashtra, Kerala a cause of worry: PM
    The increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Kerala and Maharashtra was a cause of grave worry, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday while interacting with the Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra and Kerala.
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  4. Medical  colleges in Karnataka to open for jabbed students
    With the second wave on retreat, the Karnataka government on Friday decided to reopen all health and medical educational institutions — medical, dental, Ayush, nursing and other allied healthcare colleges — with immediate effect. It will decide on reopening other colleges in 3-4 days.
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  5. BBMP scales down CCCs as new Covid cases fall; over 50 centres already shut
    The BBMP will scale down the medical infrastructure it had created to battle the second wave of Covid-19, citing a drop in daily cases. “We are seeing a drop in the number of cases. Hospital admissions have also come down drastically. On average, only 30 people are admitted to hospitals and Covid Care Centres (CCCs) daily. Hence, we have decided to scale down the facilities,” said Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commissioner, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.
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  6. CM appeals to PM to allocate 1.5 cr. doses of vaccine a month
    Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allocate at least 1.5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine per month to Karnataka. He made the appeal during a videoconference chaired by the Prime Minister to interact with Chief Ministers of all States to take stock of the COVID-19 situation. 
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  7. Delta variant found in 86% of Covid breakthrough infections in India: ICMR study
    An Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study has found that among 677 Covid positive samples of those who were vaccinated.
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  8. Medics to be trained before 3rd wave: Govt
    The Karnataka government on Friday said that all medical and paramedical staff will be trained according to requirements to prepare for the imminent third wave of Covid-19 infections.  “Vaccine is being given to the persons aged above 18 years. Experts are of the opinion that the infection can also be spread to those under 18 years. The same treatment given to adults cannot be given to children.
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  9. Half of 45 plus people have got at least one vaccine shot
    Six months into Covid-19 vaccination, nearly half of India’s 45 plus population received at least one dose of the vaccine, a top government official said here on Friday, asserting that the next 100 days are crucial for India to ward off the threats of a severe third wave.
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  10. With demand set to surge, state to prioritise 2nd dose
    Karnataka must administer at least four crore vaccine doses before the end of September to protect people from an anticipated third wave of Covid-19 infections, experts say. This means it requires a staggering 2.5 crore doses a month to cover the eligible population that requires first and second doses.
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