- Clusters in nursing colleges: RGUHS on alert
After two COVID-19 clusters were reported in nursing colleges this week — one in Bengaluru and another in Kolar — Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) on Wednesday issued a circular to all its affiliated colleges to be vigilant and monitor students returning from other States.
- State sees 97% drop in active cases in 100 days
In 100 days, Karnataka has flattened the active cases by 97% from 6,03,639 on May 17 to 18,386 on August 31. In the last four weeks, active cases dropped from 24,280 to 18,386.
- New COVID-19 cluster in city: 34 nursing students infected
As many as 34 nursing students of a private nursing college at Horamavu have tested positive for COVID-19, making it one of the biggest clusters in Bengaluru.
- Randomised testing of students planned
With upper primary classes set to reopen on Monday, the Department of Primary and Secondary Education plans to conduct random testing of students for COVID 19-in taluks where the positivity rate is high. According to officials, this will not only help them monitor the situation on ground, but also build confidence among parents to send their children to school.
- Lives of even the middle class have become miserable, says ex-CM
The BJP, which has been preaching “false nationalism” to the middle class, is making their lives miserable owing to steep price rise of all commodities, said former Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah.
- Tamil Nadu to create Unique Health ID for all
The Tamil Nadu government will establish a population health registry and health IT platform, and assign a Unique Health ID to all residents, Health Minister Ma. Subramanian said in the Assembly on Thursday.
- Hospitals see many cases of long COVID
Medical care facilities across the country are now offering rehabilitation programmes for COVID survivors as there have been cases of long COVID, when symptoms persist even after several weeks of the infection.
- Don’t attend mass events unless fully vaccinated: Govt
The Union health ministry reiterated on Thursday that all mass gatherings should be discouraged ahead of the country’s upcoming festive season, and if attending such events is absolutely essential for someone, then full vaccination must be treated a prerequisite.
- Jab drive falls behind in K’taka rural areas: Data
Even as the Karnataka government on Thursday said that it had administered 12,04,402 vaccine doses on the first day of its ‘lasika utsava’ or vaccination festival, on Wednesday, exceeding its own earlier set targets, data from CoWin app shows that most of Karnataka’s targets have been fueled by the largest cities in the state, leaving rural areas far behind.
- Construction workers to be jabbed from today; efforts to use pvt quota vaccines
Starting with the construction workers at the Bengaluru International Airport, the Labour Department has identified 135 construction sites and labour colonies across the city where vaccination for labourers will begin from Friday by private hospitals at no cost to the labourers or loss of the day’s wages.