Karnataka govt declares journalists as ‘frontline workers’, to vaccinate them on priority

Amid a surge within the Covid-19 instances throughout the nation, a number of states have declared journalists as frontline staff for precedence vaccination.

States like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, and Odisha have introduced journalists below the ambit of frontline staff.

The coronavirus situation in Karnataka is grim because the state reported over 44,438 instances and 239 deaths on Monday taking the entire infections and fatalities to 16,46,303 and 16,250.

Lively Covid-19 instances stood at 4,44,734. A complete of two.61 crore samples have been examined to date, out of which 1,49,090 exams executed on Monday. The variety of those that had taken the primary and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine now stood at 98.78 lakh, it mentioned.

Earlier as we speak, the Karnataka authorities postponed the Second Pre College Examination and common promotion for First Pre-College college students with out conducting exams.

“Holding in view the quickly growing COVID instances within the state and the absence of many college students, who’ve gone to their house city or village as a result of COVID and lockdown and the personnel of varied departments engaged in COVID responsibility, we’ve got determined to postpone the PUC examination,” Minister for Major and Secondary Training S Suresh Kumar mentioned.

He additionally mentioned that the division will let college students know the subsequent date of the examination a lot upfront.

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