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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 7 August 2021

  1. COVID-19 cases on the rise again in city
    Relief from the high peaks of the vicious second wave has been brief as Bengaluru is witnessing a slow increase in new COVID-19 cases again. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Special Commissioner (Health) D. Randeep told reporters on Friday that there has been a slow rise in infections.
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  2. State used only 50% vax doses allotted to private hospitals
    While the Karnataka government is scrambling to a bigger supply of Covid vaccine doses, nearly eight lakh doses allocated to private hospitals in the state could not be accessed in July. The reason: Private hospitals raised indents for only 7.2 lakh doses as against an allocation of 15 lakh doses.
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  3. Weekend curfew in 8 border districts from today
    In the wake of rise in COVID-19 cases in the last few days in the neighbouring States, the Karnataka government has decided to impose weekend curfew (from 9 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday) in the eight border districts adjoining Kerala and Maharashtra from August 7 to 16 as a precautionary measure.
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  4. Physical classes for IX to XII to resume from Aug 23
    The state government on Friday decided to reopen schools for Class 9 and 10 and pre-university colleges (I and II PUC) from August 23, alongside increasing the duration of night curfew by one hour.
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  5. Educationists hail reopening move, stress need to start primary classes on campus
    Schools and academicians are happy with the chief minister’s announcement on reopening institutions for grades 9 to 12, but say even primary classes need to be started on campus.
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  6. Hospitals bank on Karnataka govt for oxygen supply in third Covid wave
    Though some hospitals are trying to augment their medical oxygen supply, a majority are still banking on the government to provide them with liquid medical oxygen (LMO) should we witness yet another surge during the Covid-19 third wave
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  7. Schools ready, but parents aren’t
    While the State government has decided to reopen schools and PU colleges later this month, many parents say they are not yet ready to send their children to school as the children are not vaccinated yet.
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  8. Covid management: A failure of political leadership
    Given the passage of 20 months since the outbreak of Covid-19, it is time to make an assessment of India’s Covid management.
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  9. India crosses 50 crore vaccination mark in 203 days
    India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed the 50-crore landmark on Friday, 203 days after it launched the immunisation drive against the infectious disease.
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  10. Fill vacancies or close down all 15 major tribunals, SC tells Centre
    The Supreme Court on Friday lashed out at the Centre for virtually rendering the 15 major tribunals defunct by not filling the large number of vacancies of presiding officers, judicial and technical members for long periods and gave a 10-day ultimatum to the government to “clearly specify whether it wanted to continue the tribunals or close them down”.
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