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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 30 August 2021

  1. Karnataka sees 5.6% dip in weekly infections amid increased testing
    The state’s novel coronavirus outbreak continued its downward spiral in the past seven days, with Karnataka registering 5.6% fewer cases this week than it did the previous week.
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  2. Breakthrough infections’ seen in those jabbed with Covishield
    Fresh evidence on Covishield’s inability to halt ‘breakthrough infections’ caused by the Delta variant in fully vaccinated individuals emerged on Sunday, with a group of Indian researchers reporting an unexpectedly large proportion of such cases.
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  3. Amid vaccine hesitancy, Karnataka’s rural areas may see door-to-door drive
    The state government’s announcement to increase the daily vaccination target to five lakh doses comes as a relief, especially in rural areas where officials are struggling to inoculate the eligible population.
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  4. Wait ends; metro service to Kengeri from today
    After waiting for years, commuters will finally be able to travel on Namma Metro’s extended Purple Line from Mysuru Road to Kengeri when it commences operations Monday morning.
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  5. Decision likely today on opening of schools
    Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will hold a meeting with members of COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee and the Ministers concerned on Monday to take stock of the pandemic situation as well as decisions related to opening of primary schools and relaxation of guidelines for Gowri-Ganesha festivals in September.
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  6. Karnataka Tourism Dept mulls ‘privatisation’ of properties for better occupancy
    Struggling to overcome the losses triggered by the Covid pandemic and ensure maximum occupancy of travellers at all its establishments
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  7.  75 days on, no Covid aid to state BPL families yet
    Nearly two and a half months after announcing a Rs 1-lakh compensation to BPL families that lost at least one member to Covid-19, the Kar nataka government is yet to start handing out money.
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  8. Covid-19 surge rages on despite curbs in Kerala
    The number of patients requiring ventilator support also rose from 883 to 915 on Sunday with many hospitals saying that there is a considerable hike in daily hospital admission.
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  9. Karnataka: Six months after vaccine, health workers to be tested for Covid antibodies
    In order to test antibody levels and check whether they have waned over a period of six months, and also judge the need for vaccine booster doses, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research is conducting a retest on healthcare workers.
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  10. Over 250k hit, 6,200 displaced as floods ravage Assam districts
    The flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with at least 258,000 people across 16 districts bearing the brunt of heavy rainfall and 6,200 being forced to take shelter in relief camps, officials familiar with the matter said.
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