- Karnataka sees 1,705 cases, 30 deaths
Karnataka on Friday reported 1,705 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths, taking the overall tally to 28,91,699 and toll to 36,323. The total number of active cases in the State now stand at 24,127.
- Moderna doses could be available in India only in 2022; orders fully booked this year
New Delhi : The Indian government’s discussions with US pharmaceutical major Moderna for making its mRNA technology-based Covid-19 vaccine part of the country’s vaccine programme may take till 2022 because the company’s supplies are “fully booked till 2021”, according to an internal government report.
- Timeline not fixed to vaccinate all: govt
Vaccination is an ongoing and dynamic process, and therefore, a fixed timeline cannot be given for the completion of the COVID-19 immunisation drive, but those above 18 years of age are expected to be vaccinated by December 2021, the Health Ministry informed the Lok Sabha on Friday in a written reply.
- Monsoon fury throws life out of gear in Karnataka
Karnataka Bureau Hubballi/Belagavi/Mysuru Heavy rains on Friday led to flooding and landslides in many parts of Karnataka throwing life out of gear.
- Schools remain closed, but tutorials are thriving
While schools have remained closed since the start of the pandemic, many private tutorial centres have already resumed functioning in Bengaluru. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has learnt that some of them are operating without following safety protocols or enforcing COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.
- Bharat Biotech scraps Brazil Covaxin deal
In a new twist to the corruption controversy in Brazil, Bharat Biotech on Friday said it has terminated its MoU with its partners Precisa Medicamantos and Envixia Pharmaceuticals LLC
- Colleges gear up to reopen from Monday
With the government allowing colleges to reopen from Monday (July 26), managements are gearing up to welcome students on campus. Only students who have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed on campus.
- Health officials on high alert in flood-hit regions
Bengaluru, DHNS: Health Minister K Sudhakar has instructed health officials to take precautions to prevent outbreak of diseases in flood-hit regions of the state.
- Spacing Pfizer Covid shots boosts antibody levels in long-term
A longer gap between doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine leads to higher overall antibody levels than a shorter gap, a British study found on Friday, but antibody levels are not sustained for long after the first dose.
- SSLC results to be out by Aug 10
Minister S Suresh Kumar said on Friday that results of the truncated two-day SSLC exams, which concluded on Thursday, will be announced likely by August 10.