WHO Warns Covid Still a Global Health Emergency

  • WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee issues warning that Covid-19 remains a global health emergency.
  • Health systems are struggling to manage current levels of Covid-19.

CoWIN develops a new API to track vaccination status of individuals

  • Co-WIN has developed a new API called ‘Know Your Customer’s/Client’s Vaccination Status’, or KYC-VS, which will enable a verifying entity to know whether a person has been vaccinated against coronavirus or not, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.
  • An enterprise/employer may like to know the vaccination status of its employees to resume functions in offices, workplaces etc, it added.
  • Hotels may want to know the vaccination status of the residents at the time they are checking into the hotel, or at the time of making online bookings, it further said.


WHO asks countries scale-up routine immunization along with covid-19 vaccination

  • The World Health Organization urged countries in South-East Asia Region to boost routine immunisation along with efforts to increase covid-19 vaccination coverage.
  • Though routine immunisation services were among the first essential services that countries began to restore during the pandemic, the DTP3 coverage in the region dipped to 85% in 2020.


Singapore has deployed robots in public places to ‘detect’ bad (Covid) behaviors

  • In the future, it may also deploy robots to keep an eye out for rule breakers – in fact, Singapore has started testing a robot named Xavier, putting a couple of them to work by having them patrol and survey a public area with high foot traffic.
  • Those bad behaviors include the “congregation of more than five people,” which goes against its COVID-19 safety measures.
  • The Xavier robots will look for instances of smoking in prohibited areas and illegal hawking.
  • Officials believe these robots can help augment those surveillance measures further and reduce the need for officers to do physical patrols.


Covid-19 third wave is already here: Mumbai mayor

  • Kishori Pednekar was referring to Nagpur guardian minister Nitin Raut remarks that the city is already been hit by the third wave of Covid-19 amid rising cases in Maharashtra as well as Mumbai.
  • The third wave of Covid-19 is already here, Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Tuesday as she cautioned people against celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi outside their homes amid the rising cases of Covid-19 and positivity rate over the past few days in the city as well as Maharashtra.
  • Pednekar also urged people in Mumbai to remain at home during Ganesh Chaturthi, which will begin on September 10, as she stressed that they should wear masks and take other precautions to stop the spread of Covid-19.


WHO warns new Mu variant of COVID-19 could be more vaccine-resistant

  • WHO warns new Mu variant of COVID-19 could be more vaccine-resistant.
  • South African scientists are closely monitoring the development of another new variant there.
  • 2, is not yet a variant to follow, nor a variant of concern, according to the classification of the World Health Organization.


YouTube says it’s removed 1 million videos for COVID-19 misinformation

  • It appears to double the total tally of videos removed since the beginning of the pandemic; in January, YouTube said it had removed more than 500,000 videos for COVID-19 misinformation.
  • YouTube doesn’t disclose how many videos are uploaded to its massive library, and it hasn’t yet updated its total video-removal stats covering the last five months, obscuring the picture of how coronavirus-related removals stack up to other kinds.
  • YouTube generally removes nearly 10 million total videos each quarter, Mohan said in his post.


Flipkart to pilot drone delivery of Covid-19 vaccines in Telangana

Flipkart will utilise learnings from its tech-enabled supply chain to deploy drones and enable deliveries of medical supplies.

The pilot, which is expected to be conducted for over six days, will be tested out for delivering thousands of Covid-19 vaccines in Hyderabad while keeping in mind all the safety and efficiency parameters.

#CovidCrisis: How Can You Get A Job Within 6 Months?

If you or someone you know has lost their only earning member in this pandemic then this thread is for you. Read ahead and RT to make it reach someone in need. This is an action plan on how you can get a job within 6 months and what you would need for that 👇 +
1. Calm down. I know it’s easier said then done, I can’t even imagine the pain you’re going through but.. Stop panicking, trust me this is the first step. There are multiple ways to find an income stream but it only works if you are thinking straight. +
2. Take care of your family. Deal with the loss. Yes, I understand that the future looks bleak and we’ll find a way but first deal with the loss. Once you’re done with last rites, spend sometime with your family. Tell them everything is going to be okay. +
3. Savings for 6 months? Now, think clearly. Do you have savings? Life insurance money? Something must be there to help you stay afloat for next 6 months. Or take some loan from a family member, tell them all you need is 6 months. +
5. About college Take leave from college if you can’t do learning and college at the same time. You can finish college later. Sadly degree might not guarantee instant job but skills would. Desperate times call for desperate measures. +

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