- India logs 12,729 new Covid-19 cases, 221 deaths in 24 hours
With fresh cases, the country’s overall tally has mounted to 3,43,33,754, according to the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare early Friday.
- 261 new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka on November 4
Karnataka reported 261 new cases of COVID-19 and five deaths on November 4, pushing the total number to 29,89,275. The toll stands at 38,095. Bengaluru Urban district accounted for 157 new cases and one death.
- LKG, UKG classes set to reopen from Nov 8
In the last phase of return to offline classes, pre-primary schools — LKG and UKG — will reopen from November 8 in all taluks where the Covid test positivity rate (TPR) is below 2%, according to the department of public instruction’s notification on Thursday.
- For flyers returning false +ve, there is hope yet
After it was pointed out that a few international flyers who have completely recovered from Covid-19 continue to test positive for the viral disease, thus affecting their travel to India, the state’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on Covid-19 has recommended that these travellers furnish a clinical evaluation report stating that they have no symptoms and a negative sub genomic RNA (SgRNA) test in order to fly.
- Zero cases in Chamarajanagar in past four days
Chamarajanagar district, which shot into focus during the peak of the second wave after more than two dozen people died when the district Covid-19 hospital ran out of medical oxygen, has reported zero Covid-19 cases over the past four days.
- PM unveils door-to-door drive to cover those yet to get the jab
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the month-long Har Ghar Dastak (knock on every door) campaign aimed to conduct a special house-to-house Covid-19 vaccination drive, with special focus on those whose second dose is overdue, to accelerate complete vaccination.
- Diesel cheaper by Rs 19, petrol Rs 13
The state government on Thursday slashed sales tax on fuel, which will make diesel cheaper by Rs 19.47 a litre.
- WHO: Europe may see another 500k Covid deaths by February
The World Health Organization expressed “grave concern” Thursday over the rising pace of coronavirus infections in Europe, as Germany registered its biggest daily increase since the start of the pandemic.
- UK approves world’s 1st pill to treat Covid
Britain’s health regulators on Thursday approved the world’s first pill to treat cases of symptomatic Covid-19, dubbed a “gamechanger” for those most vulnerable to the deadly coronavirus.
- WHO gives Covaxin its stamp of approval
New Delhi : The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday granted emergency use listing (EUL) to Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, the UN health body announced, putting its stamp of approval on the safety and efficacy of India’s indigenous vaccine, and also endorsing the manufacturing abilities of its maker.