Covid new variant AY.4.2 Fear: MHA extends Covid-19 restrictions in country till November 30

Ahead of the festive season and fear of Covid third wave in country the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday extended the COVID-19 restrictions across the country till November 30 to prevent any further spread of the pandemic.

The new AY.4.2 variant of Covid-19 has reached Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, J&K, and Maharashtra. Notably, India recorded its highest COVID-19 recovery rate today since March 2020 at 98.20 per cent, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According to the ministry, the recovery of 17,095 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,36,14,434.

With 16,156 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s total active caseload has reached 1,60,989. Meanwhile, the Centre will soon start a mega COVID-19 vaccination campaign ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ in poor-performing districts aiming to achieve full vaccination by the end of November, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday.

Karnataka school closed after 33 students test positive for Covid-19

As many as 33 students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Madikeri Kodagu district in Karnataka have tested positive for coronavirus. The school has been declared a containment zone after the students tested Covid-19 positive.

The school management made all the 270 students undergo Covid-19 tests. Around 33 of them tested positive on Wednesday. The school authorities have informed the government health officials that the cases were confirmed after the students were tested for Covid-19.

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Most of the students who tested positive for Covid-19 are asymptomatic. Other students have been asked to isolate for a week. Karnataka government had reopened in-person classes for the students after a dip in daily Covid-19 cases.

On Monday, schools for students of classes 1-5 reopened in Karnataka with strict Covid-19 SOPs. The state government reopened schools for students of classes 6 to 8 from September 6 and for students of classes 9 to 12 from August 23.

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