- India crosses 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses
India completed 100 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, in about nine months since the drive began. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude to doctors, nurses and all those who worked on crossing the milestone. He tweeted, “India scripts history.
- K’taka logs 365 fresh Covid cases, 8 deaths
Karnataka on Thursday reported 365 new cases of Covid-19 and 8 deaths, taking the caseload to 29,84,849 and death toll to 37,984, the health department said.
- It’s safe to send children to school now, doctors allay parents’ fears
Ever since the state government allowed schools to reopen for classes 1 to 5 from October 25, paediatricians have been flooded with safety queries from parents who are apprehensive about sending their children to school. Doctors are counselling parents saying there is no cause to worry.
- In special drive, state aims to jab 30L today
The country crossed the milestone of administering one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses on Thursday and Karnataka played its part by dispensing over 1.5 lakh doses until 7pm. The state has administered a total of 6.2 crore doses since January 16, when the vaccine was rolled out. This includes 4.1 crore first doses and over two crore second doses.
- WFH, interstate travel restrictions hurt KSRTC
Although people are looking to catch up on missed trips with family and friends, they are hesitant to use public transport, especially buses, for long-distance travel. This is evident from the fact that KSRTC Mangaluru division is yet to get back to pre-Covid days in terms of revenue.
- Karnataka earns 48% more from fuel tax in 6 months
Rising petrol and diesel prices may have left motorists and transporters worried, but the state government is laughing all the way to the bank as the spiral has helped its coffers swell by almost 50 per cent.
- High on shots, India 2nd to China, 58cr jabs ahead of US
After China, that leads the field by a long margin, having administered more than 200 crore doses, India now comes second with 100 crore jabs, 58 crore more than the US. Significantly, while the vaccination graphs of countries with significant populations like the US, Brazil and Indonesia remain flattish, India’s has been rising steeply.
- Covishield may offer over 90% protection against Delta: Study
wo doses of Covishield and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines may be 90% effective at preventing deaths from the Delta variant of the SARS-Co-V-2 virus, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday. The study, using data from the Scotland-wide EAVE II Covid-19 surveillance platform, is the first to show across an entire country how effective vaccines are at preventing death from Delta variant.
- West Bengal sees a slow rise in COVID-19 cases
West Bengal is witnessing a small but steady rise in the number of COVID-19 cases following Durga Puja festivities. On Thursday, the number of daily cases recorded in the State stood at 867, from 726 on Wednesday and 690 on Tuesday.
- Pfizer, BioNTech say COVID-19 booster shot has high efficacy
A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE restored efficacy to 95.6% against the virus, including the Delta variant, data released by the companies from a large study showed on Thursday.