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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 21 September 2021

News Updates for Bangalore - 21 September 2021 

  1. COVID-19 vaccine export to resume
    India will resume the export of COVID-19 vaccines under its ‘Vaccine Maitri’ programme to fulfil the commitment towards COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access), Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday.
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  2. Pandemic made access to medical care, support challenging for dementia patients
    Dementia is a disease of the brain characterised by progressive deterioration in brain function, including memory, learning, orientation, language, comprehension and judgment. The irreversible decline in intellectual and physical functioning affects the person with dementia and causes significant distress to their family and careers.
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  3. Doubts raised over number of COVID-19 deaths in State
    Congress member Prakash Rathod on Monday expressed suspicion over the COVID-19 death toll in Karnataka and sought a death audit to ascertain the actual figure. Mr. Rathod said that many people in rural areas had died at home without an RT-PCR test or CT scan and had not even gone to hospital. “The government figures for COVID-19 are too low,” he said.
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  4. City hospitals find more Covid antibody-positive children
    Authorities may not be finding Covid clusters among schoolchildren in the state, but government hospitals have more children with Covid antibodies.
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  5. II PU exam results hit a low at 29.91%
    Only 29.91% of the II PU students have managed to clear the exams. The results were announced on Monday. Of the 18,414 registered candidates, 5,507 students have cleared the exam, including 4,768 private candidates, 184 repeaters and 556 freshers.
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  6. Offensive’, ‘smacks of racism’: Tharoor, Ramesh on UK’s new Covid travel policy for India Senior Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh Monday spoke out against the UK government’s decision to consider people vaccinated in India, Africa, South America and several other countries as unvaccinated, and make them go through a 10-day quarantine.
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  7. Afternoon showers bring Bengaluru to halt
    A long, hard spell of rain on Monday, measuring 44.2 mm, once again exposed the shoddy infrastructure of the city. Even areas where top leaders of the state reside were not spared the fury of the rain.
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  8. Tuberculosis detected in 151 Covid-recovered patients in Karnataka
    The month-long tuberculosis survey in Karnataka found 225 people affected by the disease. Of the 225, 151 cases are Covid-19 recovered patients and 74 are contacts of such patients. The one-time house-to-house survey by the Health and Family Welfare Department conducted between August 16 and September 11 screened 7,66,137 people.
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  9. Pfizer says its vaccine is safe for children aged between 5 and 11
    WASHINGTON :  Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE said their Covid-19 vaccine was safe and produced strong antibody responses in children ages 5 to 11 in a large-scale trial, findings that could pave the way to begin vaccinating grade-school kids within months.
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  10. India protests new UK jab rules, US to open to fully vaccinated in November
    On a day that India threatened to retaliate against new British travel rules putting those who are vaccinated with Covishield in the category of the “unvaccinated”, the US said it would open up to “fully vaccinated” travellers November onward.
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