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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 18 August 2021

  1. Over 88 lakh jabs in a day take India to a new high
    India administered more than 88.13 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine on August 16, the highest-ever vaccination achieved in a single day, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
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  2. 1 vaccine shot offers virtually no shield: Hospital study
    A single vaccine dose does not offer significant protection against symptomatic or severe Covid-19 infections, a study conducted by a leading private hospital in Delhi suggests. Read More

  3. Can schools reopen safely before kids are vaccinated?
    If you are a parent, any rumour about schools reopening probably fills you with dread, so you might consider this recommendation reckless: “Children should return to their normal lives this summer and in the upcoming school year, without masks and regardless of their vaccination status.”
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  4. State to launch ‘Arogya Nandana’ in a week
    With experts cautioning that children are likely to be predominantly affected during the third wave, the Health Department is all set to launch ‘Arogya Nandana’, a new initiative to test all children for COVID-19 in Karnataka.
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  5. Contact tracing falters, 14 districts lag way behind
    With only one district — Uttara Kannada — tracing 20 or more contacts on an average per infected person, Karnataka’s poor record over the past week (August 10 to 16) in tracing contacts of Covid-19 patients has led to huge concerns.
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  6. BJP ministers, Cong face flak for flouting pandemic guidelines
    Although the government had issued safety guidelines with a view to preventing a surge in Covid-19 cases, political parties in Karnataka, including the ruling BJP and the principal opposition Congress have shown scant regard for them.
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  7. Crowding at markets a growing concern
    Crowding at markets and commercial hubs have emerged as a cause of concern amidst the ongoing festival and marriage season in the month of Shravana.
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  8. Sudhakar urges Covid-recovered patients to go for TB screening
    Health Minister K Sudhakar urged recovered Covid patients and their family members to voluntarily get screened for Tuberculosis (TB).
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  9. Firms urged to buy pvt quota vaccines with CSR funds, give it to govt
    Health Minister K Sudhakar met industry leaders in the pharmaceutical sector here on Tuesday and requested them to purchase Covid vaccines allocated to the state under the private quota and provide them to the state government.
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  10. Door-to-door survey in Bengaluru finds 19k people with ILI/ SARI symptoms
    In a sign that a door-to-door survey to identify potential Covid-19 cases is working, Bengaluru Urban district officials have identified 18,669 symptomatic people having Influenza Like Illness or Severe Acute Respiratory Infection.
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