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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 26 August 2021

  1. Centre to send 2 cr more jabs for teachers
    With several states either planning to restart schools or have already done so, the Centre on Wednesday said two crore additional doses of Covid-19 vaccines would be provided to states to vaccinate teachers on priority.
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  2. BBMP forcibly testing vaccine-takers
    The city has been testing between 52,000 and 63,000 people daily but sources said the high numbers were due to municipal staffers forcibly testing people who come to get vaccinated at some of the government centres.
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  3. Short of teachers, pvt schools struggle to manage classrooms
    Three days into the resumption of physical classes for class 9 and above in the state, private unaided schools are grappling with a shortage of teachers.
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  4. Bengaluru Urban completes one crore vaccinations
    Bengaluru Urban, where the vaccination drive was launched eight months ago in its five taluks and 198 BBMP wards, achieved the one-crore vaccination mark on Wednesday.
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  5. Karnataka plans to vaccinate over 5 lakh people daily
    Karnataka, which stands sixth in the country in terms of vaccine doses administered so far, plans to ramp up the drive to achieve its target of covering the entire 4.97 crore adult population by December end.
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  6. Kerala records sharp increase in Covid infections after Onam
    Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala reported 31,445 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, with a test positivity rate (TPR) of 19.03%, both the most in three months, suggesting that experts’ fears about the Onam effect may not have been misplaced.
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  7. Inoculation coverage in 21 districts in K’taka is below state average
    With supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses erratic and some centres getting more than others, ensuring even inoculation coverage in Karnataka is becoming a challenge for authorities.
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  8. Schools resume in Karnataka, but many yet to get textbooks
    In the wake of the High Court pulling up the state government for delay in distribution of school textbooks, statistics from the Education Department reveal that 45.26 per cent of textbooks are yet to reach students.
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  9. Nandi Hills out of bounds for tourists after landslip
    Heavy rain on Tuesday night triggered landslide on the famous Nandi Hills. However, tourists atop the hills were brought down safely by steps. Meanwhile, tourists will not be allowed atop the famous hills until the road is cleared and the damaged road is repaired by the public works department.
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  10. Jabs For Children (12-17) From October In Zydus Cadila Rollout: Official
    A list is being prepared to vaccinate children between the age of 12 to 17 years against COVID-19 and the details will be made public before the Zydus Cadila vaccine.
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