Fresh Covid guidelines announced

Double vaccination for entry to public spaces is compulsory.  Local containment zones and active surveillance in cluster areas will be enforced as will compulsory testing of vulnerable populations like health workers and senior citizens. International travellers will be allowed to leave the airport only after a negative test. Fresh guidelines issued by the state Health […]

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Omicron: Not a threat yet!

Government’s response to Omicron is not at expected level, say officials. Despite a rise in Omicron cases across the world the Indian government has not issued new guidelines except for international arrivals.  D. Randeep, state commissioner of health and welfare services said that the department is not planning to introduce any new measure for citizens. […]

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Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Karnataka

Two cases of Omicron variant have been detected in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry. Both cases have been detected in Karnataka, according to Joint Secretary of the Union Home Ministry Lav Agarwal. The cases reported were of two males aged 66 and 46.No serious symptoms have been observed in any Omicron variant case […]

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App for biomedical waste monitoring inefficient

Monitoring of biomedical waste disposal did not kick off well in Karnataka owing to low usage literacy and technical issues. Karnataka has partially implemented mandatory guidelines to use the Covid-19 Biomedical Waste Management application (COVID19BWM) for tracking disposal of biomedical waste produced by healthcare facilities. Technical issues with the app and lack of awareness amongst collectors […]

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After yesterday’s mayhem, KIA to revamp Covid testing centres

Kempegowda International Airport(KIA)will add more testing machines, manpower and will request for more operational space. After Wednesday’s chaos at the KIA, testing centres are planning to ramp up their services at the airport. Tejasvini, a project manager at Auriga testing centre, KIA, said they will add about 100 more employees for  hassle-free testing of international […]

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BLR announces new travel guidelines

The guidelines are for passengers flying to India from other countries. The Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) has announced that the new travel guidelines are effective from today, but passengers and doctors feel worried about the spread of the Omicron variant. The spokesperson   for Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) said, “At BIAL, our main goal is […]

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Laxity in following Covid-norms amidst new threats

Not enough tests are conducted in the city’s railway stations and bus stations. Passengers expressed fear about less government control. Covid norms implementation in railway stations and bus stations lacks vigilance, even after cluster cases are arising one after the other in the state. Anandan S., deputy station manager, Krantivira Sangoli Rayana railway stations (KSR), […]

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Volunteers close to Covid, far from health schemes

Covid volunteers are not covered under the government’s Covid warrior schemes. Some of them are finding it difficult to find beds on being tested positive. Covid volunteers who worked with the government during the pandemic are not included in government insurance schemes or any other medical privileges. Nandini. V, a non-medical Covid volunteer said, “I […]

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