- 283 new cases in State, 6 deaths
As many as 283 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths were reported in Karnataka, according to the Department of Health and Family Welfare bulletin on Monday. Bengaluru Urban reported the highest number of cases at 159.There are 7,989 active cases in the State. The positivity rate was 0.26% and the case fatality rate 2.12%.
- Pre-primary classes open to thin turnout on Day 1, teachers hopeful
Rural Areas See Better Attendance. Migrant Popn Adding To Caseload, Say Officials. The response on the first day of resumption of pre-primary classes in most institutions in the city was cold. Many anganwadis saw only a handful of children.
- Early marriages to quitting studies, kids share pandemic woes
Many students highlighted the issue of child marriage in areas like Sanjay Gandhi Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar and Hosanagar. In fact, in Hosanagar, there are three plans of child marriages,” the youngster said, adding that several of her peers have dropped out of school and are working, while many others have taken to anti-social activities.
- 4 wards account for Bengaluru city’s Covid burden
Koramangala, Hagaduru, Bellandur and Begur are the only four wards in the city that are reporting more than 25 fresh Covid-19 cases each on a daily basis, while most other wards are free of infections.
- Zydus Cadila to supply one crore doses
Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Monday said it had received an order to supply one crore doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D, to the Government of India at ₹265 a dose.
- Special Covid surveillance for travellers from Mumbai
The state government on Monday issued a fresh circular putting in place special surveillance measures for arrivals from neighbouring Maharashtra, especially from Mumbai.
- At 10,126, India’s daily new cases the lowest in 266 days
India reported 10,126 new cases of Covid-19 – the lowest in 266 days – and 332 deaths in 24 hours, a government bulletin stated on Tuesday. India’s tally of cases has been pushed to 3,43,77,113 and the death toll has risen to 4,61,389, it said.
- US lifts pandemic travel ban for vaccinated foreigners
Travellers excited at the prospect of reuniting with family and friends headed for the United States on Monday as it lifted travel restrictions slapped on much of the world since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The travel ban, first imposed in early 2020, had barred access to non-US citizens travelling from 33 countries.
- Thousands Protest In New Zealand Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
New Zealand beefed up security measures at its parliament on Tuesday as thousands of people gathered to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and government lockdowns.
- UK to recognise Covaxin for inbound travel from November 22
The UK will recognise India’s Covaxin jab as an approved Covid-19 vaccine for inbound travel from November 22, a move that is expected to benefit thousands of travellers from India.