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Karnataka Covid lockdown news live: Tribal hamlets in state see infections after escaping first Covid wave – Times of India

Karnataka Covid lockdown news live: Tribal hamlets in state see infections after escaping first Covid wave

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Karnataka’s flip-flop on the vaccination drive continued, with the health department on Saturday categorically saying vaccine for the 18-44 age group is currently unavailable. Frontline workers and priority groups in the the age bracket, however, would be notified soon. As vaccination for the18-44 age bracket was kickstarted again on Saturday — after the drive was suspended on May 14 after three days due to shortage of vaccine — 22,788 people were administered shots. Karnataka on Saturday tightened border control and made a Covid -ve certificate must for all inter-state travellers. “We’ve barricaded not only major roads but also minor ones as we did last time,” home minister Bommai said. Major hospitals in Bengaluru which had reserved beds for black fungus patients say they are filled to capacity. While the government estimates 250 cases in the state, doctors say Bengaluru alone could have 400-500 patients. Stay with TOI for more updates from Karnataka:Read Less

THE TIMES OF INDIA | May 23, 2021, 13:36:34 IST

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