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Students, teachers prioritised in vaccination as India battles third wave

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THE Western Indian City of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa yesterday, convened a meeting with experts in order to prevent the third COVID-19 wave in the state.

  Disclosing this yesterday,  Karnataka CM, Yediyurappa said the  expert committee gave recommendations regarding the opening of schools and colleges, students and teachers will be given priority in vaccination against coronavirus.

  “In order to control 3rd wave of COVID-19, a detailed discussion was held with a expert committee. The committee has made some important recommendations regarding safety measures for children, medical oxygen availability, post-COVID-19 health issues,”

  Besides, the expert committee also made important recommendations regarding safety measures for children, medical oxygen availability, post-COVID-19 health issues, among others, the Karnataka Chief Minister added.

  “The expert committee has also given recommendations regarding opening of schools and colleges. Students and teachers will be given priority in vaccination,” he added.

  Yesterday, on the Day one of the new phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, Bengaluru Urban stood number one among districts by administering 2,09,256 doses, while Karnataka stood second among states by administering 10.36 lakh doses.

  According to Karnataka’s Health Minister K Sudhakar, Bengaluru urban district has also been the No.1 district in the country for the overall vaccinations. A total of 52,88,684 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the district till June 21.

  Karnataka’s COVID-19 caseload stands at 28,11,320 while, 34,025 people have died due to the virus, so far.

  The Karnataka government on Monday, added six more districts to the list of 17 districts under Unlock 2.0, where COVID-19 curbs have been relaxed, allowing hotels, gyms, and public transport bus services to resume operations.

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