- India adds 10,929 Covid-19 cases, 392 deaths
India on Saturday recorded 10,929 fresh coronavirus cases that took its infection tally to 3,43,44,683, while 392 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,60,265, according to Union health ministry data.
- More than 116.5 cr Covid-19 vaccine doses provided to states/UTs: Centre
More than 116.5 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union territories so far through the Centre and direct state procurement category, the Union health ministry said on Friday.
- Bengalureans no longer afraid of Covid, won’t mask up or keep social distance
A steady fall in new Covid cases in Bengaluru has brought complacency in the general public as is evident from the rampant violation of the Covid-appropriate behaviour.
- Karnataka sees 40 percent dip in Covid-19 vaccinations
With a target to achieve 100 per cent vaccination by December, the state of Karnataka appears to have a major roadblock in that process as there was a 40 per cent drop in Covid-19 vaccinations in October.
- Karnataka government lifts night curfew
Putting an end to speculations on the status of night curfew across Karnataka since the expiry of previous order on October 25, the state government on Friday formally withdrew the order with immediate effect. Besides, the government also permitted horse racing activities to resume.
- Pre-primary schools to reopen on November 8
The pre-primary schools which were closed almost for the last one-and-a-half years will reopen on November 8 across the state following the recommendation by the Technical Advisory Committee for Covid-19.
- Thousands of malnourished kids in Karnataka, data shows
Karnataka has a significant number of malnourished children, according to government data, even though a Niti Aayog report noted that 20 out of 30 districts showed a declining prevalence of the problem.
- Pfizer says COVID-19 pill cuts death risk by 90%
Pfizer Inc. said on Friday that its experimental anti-viral pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalisation and death by nearly 90% in high- risk adults, as the drugmaker joins the race to bring the first easy-to-use medication against coronavirus to the U.S. market.
- South Asian descent gene linked to higher Covid risk: UK study
Researchers in the United Kingdom have reported that three out of five persons of South Asian ancestry carry a gene that is associated with a doubling of the risk of respiratory failure from severe Covid-19.
- German Covid-19 cases hit daily record as health ministers meet
Germany reported 33,949 new Covid-19 infections, the highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic last year, ahead of a two-day meeting of state health ministers starting on Thursday.