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

  • Classes 6-8 reopen to poor response in unaided schools
    Physical classes for 6th to 8th standard resumed from Monday after a gap of almost 18 months but the response was not as good as it was for class 9 and on day one.
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  • BBMP fails to receive Covid reports of pediatric patients
    Five days after BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta ordered hospitals to perform the Covid test on 10% of the pediatric patients, the civic body is yet to receive any test results.
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  • Hotel owners worried about ‘harassment’ as the deadline to vaccinate employees passes
    With the passing of the deadline for commercial establishments to vaccinate their employees, the BBMP has said it will follow up with them to determine the vaccination coverage.
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  • Doctors’ panel for reopening of schools at all levels
    India’s leading epidemiologists have recommended urgent reopening of schools at all levels including the primary sections and resumption of in-person classes as the benefits “clearly outweighs any risk that it may implicate”.
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  • NEP will strengthen govt institutions, private institutions are scared
    Taking the lead among states, the Karnataka government’s swift move to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) at the undergraduate level has ruffled the Opposition and left academic circles divided.
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  • Experts question govt nod to Ganesh festival
    Even as the Karnataka government has decided to allow Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations only in districts with a positivity rate of less than 2% and strict restrictions have been imposed in districts where celebrations have been allowed, experts are questioning the decision.
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  • Allow Covishield 2nd dose after 4 weeks: HC to govt
    Thiruvananthapuram : The Kerala high court on Monday asked the Union government to allow the administration of the second dose of the Covishield vaccine after a gap of four weeks for those wishing to take the jab early, and willing to pay for it.
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  • Covishield’s immune response same as UK version of Oxford-AZ jab: study New Delhi : Covishield, the locally manufactured version of Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZD1222) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), has similar immune response
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  •  Closure of schools catastrophic for the poor
    Continuous school closures and the limited reach of online/remote learning in the last 18 months have had “catastrophic consequences for children, on the academic, emotional, nutritional, social, and economic fronts,” states the National Coalition on Education Emergency (NCEE) in its September 5.
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  • Karnataka aims to vaccinate all adults by November-end: K Sudhakar
    The state government is aiming to fully vaccinate the entire adult population in Karnataka by November-end, said Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar. Previously, he had set December as the deadline for this.
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