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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 28 August 2021

  1. BBMP, private hospitals jab 1.64 lakh people as part of ‘Lasikaa Mela’
    The BBMP’s ‘Lasikaa Mela’ (vaccination fair) on Friday saw an overwhelming response with 1,20,124 (96% of targeted people) getting the Covid jab. Together with private players, it managed to inoculate a whopping 1.64 lakh people overall on a single day.
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  2. New Delta mutation AY.4 dominant in Karnataka: Data
    A sublineage of the Delta variant known as AY.4 has been found to be the dominant variant in Karnataka among Covid-19 samples sequenced in June and July.
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  3. Ramping up Covid testing for kids may lead to false sampling: BBMP
    Ramping up Covid tests for children and sticking to the state government’s daily target of testing 10% of kids will only increase fake swabs, the BBMP believes. The civic body feels finding children for Covid tests will be particularly challenging with the staggered school timings.
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  4. Test 10% of non-Covid paediatric cases: Civic body to hospitals
    To ensure coronavirus surveillance in children, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has directed all medical institutions and hospitals to test at least 10% non-Covid paediatric cases.
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  5. Border districts see sharp rise in cases
    The districts bordering Kerala — Dakshina Kannada (and the adjoining Udupi), Kodagu, Mysuru, and Chamarajanagar — have seen an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the past one month.
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  6. Pay fees for COVID orphans in private schools, SC tells States
    The Supreme Court has ordered the State governments to bear the private school fees of children who have lost both or one parent during the pandemic for the current academic year in case the schools refused to waive it.
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  7. Pvt hosps to vaccinate construction workers
    The labour department, together with private hospitals, will launch a special drive to vaccinate construction workers and cover labourers who have not received even one dose of the vaccine yet. The drive is aimed at clearing stock of doses piled up in private facilities.
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  8. Karnataka awaits central legislation on NEP
    While there is widespread criticism over the New Education Policy (NEP) lacking a legal platform, Commissioner Pradeep P said that a taskforce was created in March 2020. “Three changes were needed — legislative, financial and adminsitrative/academic,” he said.
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  9. Third Covid wave in Karnataka by Sept-end, may not be severe if of same variant
    The third Covid-19 wave in Karnataka can be expected by September-end or the beginning of October. Generally, four to six weeks after a surge in seen in Kerala, there is a rise in cases in Karnataka.
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  10. NEP makes Kannada must for first two years of degree courses
    Kannada has been made compulsory as one of the two languages to be taught in the first two years of undergraduation under the National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020), while the Higher Education Department said functional Kannada will be taught to students who do not know Kannada.
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