- 70% people in K’taka were exposed to Covid
Nearly 70% of the people in Karnataka were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in the last one-and-half years, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday, directing the states to carry out sero-prevalence surveys on their own in order to find out inter-district variations to guide actions on the ground.
- Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: 1,531 cases, 19 deaths; pandemic management my immediate priority, says new CM
Karnataka on Wednesday reported 1,531 new cases of Covid-19 and 19 related deaths, pushing the infection count to 28,99,195 and the death toll to 36,456.
- Coming: Plan to slash 25% vaccine quota for private hospitals
In a major revision of the Covid-19 vaccination policy, the Centre is contemplating lowering the 25% vaccine quota earmarked for private hospitals, sources told The New Indian Express.
- First Covid vaccination, then school, parents still iffy
While the expert committee constituted by the education department suggested that schools be opened by the first week of August, a survey conducted across India found that 47 percent of parents are not willing to send their children back to school, till they are vaccinated.
- COVID-19 guidelines extended to August 31
The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday extended the implementation of guidelines for the management of COVID-19 up to August 31, in accordance with the Health Ministry’s order dated June 28. The States and the Union Territories have been asked to strictly enforce the norms in view of the upcoming festivals.
- Faced with fiscal challenge amid floods, Covid, CM orders spend cut
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, on Wednesday, directed officials to cut unnecessary expenditure, one of the many challenges he will face while dealing with the state’s finances that are crippled due to the pandemic.
- Covid surveillance: BBMP struggles to monitor markets
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday directed officials to cut unnecessary expenditure, one of the many challenges he will face while dealing with the state’s finances that are crippled due to the pandemic.
- Covid hospital claims: HC asks state to set up grievance redressal mechanism
The high court on Wednesday asked the state government to submit whether any timeline has been fixed for ensuring vaccination to the entire population in the state.
- 200 second-year PUC students reject results
It has been a week since the results of the second PUC were announced and around 200 students have rejected the results and registered to write the examinations to be conducted in the month of August.
- Heavy rain hits garbage collection, disposal in city
Heavy intermittent rains lashing the city last week almost halted garbage collection and disposal in several wards, especially in and around Central Business District (CBD) areas. Though garbage collection gradually returned to normalcy, the waste that had piled up over several days continues to affect people in some areas.