- State reports 1,108 new cases, 18 fatalities
Karnataka on Thursday reported 1,108 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 29,65,191. Bengaluru Urban reported 308 and five deaths. With 18 deaths, the toll rose to 37,555. This is apart from 28 deaths of patients due to non-COVID-19 reasons.
- Mega vaccine drive today
Armed with a stock of nearly 40 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Karnataka is all set to administer over 30 lakh doses during a mega vaccination drive to be held on Friday.
- Prioritise pandemic-hit and announce package: HDK
JD(S) floor leader and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday exhorted the government to come out with a special financial package for reviving sources of livelihoods of lakhs of people who had lost jobs and incurred losses in small businesses owing to COVID-19.
- COVID-19 cases falling across India: Centre
New COVID-19 cases have reduced across India, even in Kerala, but Mizoram remains a State of concern, said V.K. Paul, member (Health), Niti Aayog. Mizoram is a State of concern even though we are seeing a declining trend of new cases across India and even in Kerala. In the coming two to three months, we have to maintain caution against any upsurge in COVID-19 cases.
- Fake vaccination certificates sold on app
Fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates and fake test results for 29 different countries, including India, were being sold on the Telegram app, a report by Check Point Research, a U.S.-Israeli cybersecurity firm, said on Thursday.
- China fully vaccinates more than 1 billion people
China has fully vaccinated more than one billion people against the coronavirus — 71% of its population — official figures showed on Thursday.
- Report kids having Covid symptoms for two straight days: BBMP to schools
The BBMP has directed all city schools to report students developing Covid symptoms for two consecutive days. The civic body’s directions are based on the recommendation of its paediatric expert committee. The committee, which held its meeting on Wednesday, recommended to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to monitor the kids’ health.
- Civic body’s mega plan to jab 5 lakh unvaccinated slum dwellers
The BBMP has identified five lakh unvaccinated slum dwellers and designed a plan to reach them in its quest to ensure every adult resident receives the first dose.
- 100 dead as fever grips five states, MP worst-affected
Nearly 100 people have died after suffering high fever across five states in north and eastern India over the past month, officials said on Wednesday, with Madhya Pradesh becoming the latest state to get afflicted with 3,000 cases and six suspected deaths.
- Curfew a hurdle in extending metro services: BMRCL
Elected representatives cutting across party lines have backed demands from commuters to extend Namma Metro timings as the absence of services at night is putting riders to hardship. MP for Bengaluru Central P.C. Mohan demanded the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) run trains from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.