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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 4 September 2021

  1. Breakthrough infections: Experts divided on need for booster dose
    With an increasing number of breakthrough infections being reported in the State, some public health experts are of the view that a third (booster) dose of COVID-19 vaccine is required, especially for healthcare workers. However, opinion is divided on the issue.
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  2. East, Mahadevapura zones see bulk of cases
    The civic body is monitoring East and Mahadevapura zones, which continue to account for a majority of COVID-19 cases, around 300 to 330, reported in the city every day. Both these zones, along with the South zone, also have the highest number of micro-containment zones.
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  3. Nod for vax trial on kids above 5 yrs
    The Indian drug regulator has approved a human trial of Biological E’s Covid-19 vaccine for efficacy on children above five years besides permitting the phase-III clinical trial of the vaccine on adults to check its ability to protect them from serious diseases and death.
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  4. City nursing college sealed after reporting 34 Covid cases After Covid positive cases were reported from a nursing college in Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), Christian Nursing College in the city’s Horamavu area recorded 34 infections. Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said colleges have been instructed to be vigilant of students returning from other states.
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  5.  Fear of fresh Covid wave keeps Dasara a simple affair
    Mindful of a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases, the state government on Friday decided to keep Dasara festivities minimal like it was last year. Festivities and cultural events will be restricted to the famous Amba Vilas Palace and Chamundeshwari Temple alone, and the renowned Jamboo Savari will also take place inside the Mysuru palace premises.
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  6. 3 districts report zero cases; Bidar ‘Covid free’ for now
    BIDAR: Bidar district on Thursday became the first Covid-free district in Karnataka. No cases were reported on September 2, and all patients under treatment and in home quarantine have recovered, giving Bidar the distinction of having zero cases. It may be recalled that during the first and second waves of Covid, Bidar district gave cause for concern as Covid cases kept mounting. But in the past one month, cases have decreased considerably.
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  7.  Zydus Cadila vaccine likely to seek 2-dose approval, not 3
    India’s second indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine — ZyCoV-D by Zydus Cadila — that was approved last month for the national vaccination programme is set to seek approval for a two-dose regimen, in a departure from a schedule permitted earlier.
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  8. No Covishield in six Kerala distts, says health minister
    Thiruvananthapuram : A day after Kerala’s overall Covid-19 cases crossed the 4.1 million mark, state health minister Veena George on Friday said the state is facing vaccine shortage and the Covishield stock is completely over in at least six districts, following which the government has asked for more vaccine doses from the Centre.
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  9. Covid jabs’ export may not resume before 2022
    New Delhi : Covid-19 vaccine exports from India are unlikely to be resumed before the end of the year when most of the country’s adult population is expected to have been covered, people aware of developments have said.
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  10. Promotes privatisation, hits state autonomy’: NEP in Karnataka fuels political debate
    The Karnataka government’s decision to begin implementation of the new National Education Policy (NEP), making it the first state to do so, has fuelled debates among the political circles as well.
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