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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 6 September 2021

  1. Boy dies of Nipah virus in Kerala
    A 12-year-old boy died due to Nipah virus infection in Kozhikode district, Kerala, on Sunday, the latest health emergency to hit the southern state that is already grappling with a record number of Covid-19 cases.
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  2. As festive season nears, Bengaluru hits century of Covid containment zones
    Just when Bengaluru is beginning to soak in the festive spirit, the number of micro-containment zones that shrunk to below 90 has once again begun to rise. As of Sunday, the BBMP had declared 100 micro-containment zones in various parts of the city, suggesting that the infection is gaining inroads as people drop their guards.
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  3. Mild tremors rattle Vijayapura, Bagalkot, panic-stricken people spend night outdoors
    Mild earthquake, measuring 3.9 on Richter Scale, rattled Vijayapura and Bagalkot cities and several parts of districts, including Babaleshwar, Tikota, Basavana Bagewadi, Almatti and Nidagundi, late Saturday night.
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  4. Offline classes for grade 6 to 8 from today
    Offline classes for grade 6 to 8 will resume on Monday. The primary and secondary education department has issued Standard Operating Procedure to be followed by the schools.
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  5. Ganesh Chaturthi: Karnataka bans processions, cultural gatherings
    In the wake of persisting concerns over Covid-19 cases, the Karnataka government has banned public processions and cultural programmes for Ganesh Chaturthi festival, set to be celebrated from September 10.
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  6. Covid-19: College managements fear burden of quarantine
    As the number of clusters of those coming from Kerala to Karnataka and testing positive is on the rise, the worry among managements and health officials, is also soaring. While the managements of educational and professional institutions fear institutional quarantine (IQ), health checks, payments and responsibilities associated with it.
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  7. Anganwadi workers in Bengaluru worry about job security amid implementation of NEP Anganwadi workers, employed by the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD), who take care of the nutritional needs of children below six years of age and pregnant women in the state, feel overworked and underpaid, and now with the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP).
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  8. Recovered Covid patients should not skip second jab: Study
    A new study done by researchers from Northwestern University has evaluated the body’s response to the Covid-19 vaccine, particularly in comparison to natural immunity and emerging variants.
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  9. B’luru breaches 10mn vaccine mark; rural areas still lagging
    Bengaluru on Sunday breached the 10 million vaccination mark, as the total number of doses administered in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) region rose to 1,00,69,050, as per CoWin data till 8.45 pm.
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  10. Maha lists 7 ‘distts of concern’, Mumbai also faces Covid spike
    The Maharashtra government on Sunday identified seven of the state’s western districts, including Pune, as regions of “concern” and took note of an upward trend in new cases in Mumbai, as the state government grapples with concerns that a new wave of the pandemic could be in making.
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