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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 8 October 2021

  • Karnataka records 442 new Covid cases, seven deaths
    Bengaluru: Karnataka has reported 442 fresh cases of Covid-19 and seven deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29.79 lakh-plus and the toll to 37,861, on Thursday
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  • Experts worried as one out of five yet to take shot
    While Karnataka has successfully inoculated 81% of the eligible population (aged 18 years and above) with at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in the past nine months — the drive began on January 16 — it’s the remaining 19%, as per data on October 5, who have not got a single dose that is worrying experts.
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  • Start 24/7 helplines to prevent suicides: Docs
    Following the suicide of a 19-year-old nursing student in Mangaluru, Indian Psychiatric Society Karnataka Chapter (IPSKC) has urged medical institutions across the state to set up round-the-clock helplines to prevent such kinds of deaths.
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  • 5 states have less than 60% 1st dose vax coverage
    Five states — West Bengal, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland – have less than 60% coverage with first dose of Covid vaccines even as the government plans to maximise coverage of second dose in upcoming months with over 71% of the adult population across the country covered with first dose.
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  • As festival begins, Centre warns people to be on their guard
    With the first day of Navratras on Thursday heralding the start of the festival season, the Centre issued a strong warning urging people to be cautious through October, November and December as the threat of resurgence of Covid-19 cases still exists.
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  • Vax strategy for kids: 1 dose for now
    Even as parents in the US wrestle with difficult questions over vaccinating their children against the coronavirus, families in other countries have been offered a novel option: giving children just one dose of the vaccine.
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  • ‘62.7% of people were exposed to COVID-19 post second wave
    A study conducted by a team of doctors from Bangalore Baptist Hospital has revealed a high seroprevalence of 62.7% in Bengaluru Rural district in July 2021after the second wave.
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  • India to allow tourists from Oct 15
    India on Thursday announced restarting international tourism by offering tourist visas from October 15 for travellers arriving on chartered flights. The decision comes 18 months after it shut doors for foreign tourists due to the Covid-19 outbreak in March last year.
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  • BBMP yields to pressure, modifies Durga puja guidelines
    Bengaluru, DHNS: Following severe backlash from various groups over the guidelines issued for Durga puja celebrations in the city owing to the pandemic, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has modified a few restrictions.
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  • UK lifts its quarantine rule for Indian flyers
    The UK said on Thursday it will begin accepting India’s vaccine certificates from October 11, ending a row that had resulted in British nationals facing a 10-day mandatory quarantine on arrival even if they are fully vaccinated.
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