Monday, September 27, 2021

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INFORM.INSPIRE.UPSKILL

Monday, September 27, 2021

CASES REMAIN TO GROW IN KERALA, IS SCHOOL REOPENING A SUICIDE MISSION?

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Kerala has been a pain point for increasing coronavirus cases in India. On Wednesday Kerala reported 32,803 new covid-19 cases with 173 deaths. According to the State Government, the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) was found to be 18.76 percent after testing of 1,74,854 samples out of tested 3,17,27,535 samples.

Meanwhile, WHO has monitored a new coronavirus variant known as “Mu”, which was first identified in Colombia in the month of January. This variant has been classified as a “variant of interest” and scientifically known as B.1.621. The organization has stated that the variant has mutations that indicate a risk of resistance to vaccines.

On the other hand, the Goa government has allowed foreign nationals who are living in Goa can now go for vaccination just by showing their passport. Whereas the Assam government relaxed the restriction which was imposed during the second wave. Now the State has reduced the duration of night curfew and has allowed few categories of students to attend physical classes which will be starting from the 6th of September. Delhi has reopened its schools and classes of 9-12 standards from today.


-Nancy Lohani
(Senior Journalist)

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