- Breakthrough infections on expected lines: report
Amidst reports of rising numbers of “breakthrough infections”, or infections following two doses of vaccine, in India, a government body said these numbers are on expected lines but did not officially quantify the extent of such infections. Read More
- Over 11 lakh doses given on first day of ‘Lasika Utsava
On the first ‘Lasika Utsava’ on Wednesday, Karnataka administered 11,37,041 doses till 8.30 p.m., exceeding its target of 10 lakh. With this Karnataka has administered 4,35,58,701 doses so far of which 1,06,63,266 are second doses. Read More
- No official order linking ration with vaccination
The Chamarajanagar district administration has come under flak for allegedly linking COVID-19 vaccination with disbursal of pension and ration. During an interaction with media persons recently, Deputy Commissioner M.R. Ravi said that a ‘No vaccination, no ration’ campaign would be launched on September 1 to ramp up vaccination coverage in the district.
- State to issue TB test advisory for COVID-19-recovered persons
Following the detection of tuberculosis (TB) in 155 individuals who recovered from COVID-19 and their contacts in Karnataka, the Health Department is contemplating issuing an advisory for patients who have recovered to compulsorily get screened for TB if they have any symptoms.
- Many Kerala arrivals let in without quarantine
With an average of 10 flights and about six train loads of passengers entering Bengaluru from Kerala everyday, municipal authorities are struggling to screen passengers. But a hastily introduced policy on quarantine means thousands of travellers are being improperly screened or not at all.
- Covid orphaned 115 kids in Karnataka, 113 eligible for Bala Seva scheme
Children have been the worst-hit victims of Covid-19, with some losing their parents to the devastating pandemic. According to State government statistics, 115 children have been orphaned due to Covid between March 1, 2020 and August this year.
- Experts meet Kerala govt as Covid spike continues
Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala on Wednesday reported 32,803 fresh Covid-19 cases and 173 deaths as medical experts suggested the high infection rate, triggered by Onam festivities, would continue till the second week of September.
- Schools, more classes reopen across states
New Delhi : Eight states apart from the national capital expanded on Wednesday the resumption of schools for students with strict guidelines on social distancing and sanitising, and each saw low attendance levels on the first day due to hesitancy from parents or lack of readiness of institutions.
- Karnataka reports 973 new Covid-19 cases, 15 deaths
Karnataka on Monday reported 973 new cases of Covid-19 and 15 deaths 973 new cases of Covid-19 and 15 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,48,228 and death toll to 37,293
- Queue outside vaccination camp in Bengaluru looks unending
Residents of Shivajinagar and surrounding areas turned up in large numbers at the vaccination camp organised by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to get the vaccine against COVID-19, at SHAMS convention hall on Haines Road, Shivajinagar, in Bengaluru on September 1, 2021.