Covid-19 Top Stories, 22nd June 2021
- Vaccine center set up in Bengaluru for those traveling abroad. It will set up on the Central College campus from July 22
A vaccination centre will be set up on the Central College campus, Bengaluru City University from July 22 for people traveling abroad. It will operate between 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.
- Karnataka: Shortage of pediatricians could prove a challenge.
The high-level committee constituted to prepare for a possible third wave of Covid-19 infections suggests 3.4 lakh children (0-18 years) could be infected at the peak but pointed out that there may not be enough pediatricians and trained healthcare workers to provide treatment.
- Bengaluru Urban first among districts, Karnataka second among states in nationwide Covid vaccine drive.
Karnataka on Monday administered a whopping 10.36 lakh jabs in a single day as part of a mega vaccination drive undertaken by the state. This is the second-highest in the country, after Madhya Pradesh.
- Parents protest as schools demand full fees in one go
Parents’ groups from two prominent schools in South Bengaluru staged protests on Monday against the “exorbitant fees” even as the new academic year is to begin in less than two weeks.
- Bengaluru residents distribute ration, medical kits
A group of citizens came together to distribute ration kits, help people with medicines and even take care of stray dogs and cows.Bengaluru residents Sonia Sambhar, Sejal Raja, Nupur Singh, Tripti Jain and Sudhir Bhandary started the Each One Feed One (EOFO) initiative to help people during the first and the second wave of Covid-19.
- Varsities, colleges want students vaccinated before physical classes resume
Students’ organizations have urged the government to prioritize them in the drive as the academic calendar needs to get back on track amid fears that a potential third wave of COVID-19 will put children at risk, colleges and universities want students who are 18 years and above to be fully vaccinated before physical classes resume. With this in mind, many colleges have already started holding vaccination camps for eligible students and staff members.Read more..