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COVID grips 6 more school students in Jaipur

The rise of coronavirus cases in Jaipur schools, with the reopening of offline classes at 100% capacity, has raised worries among parents. Only two days ago, about 12 students from a private school tested positive and now, 6 more have been added to the list. In November alone, Jaipur's COVID-19 tally among children has shot by 25 cases, hinting at the start of a pandemic wave in this younger population segment.

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Pandemic concerns rise again in Jaipur as 12 school students test COVID positive on Tuesday

Amidst the rising scale of coronavirus in Rajasthan, state capital Jaipur has been caught in a COVID scare. Reportedly, 12 students of Jaishree Periwal International School in the city tested positive for the infection on Tuesday, raising health concerns here.

As per reports, this sudden virus spike has been linked to the reopening of city schools at 100% capacity from November 15. It is to be noted that around 19 COVID cases among children have cropped up in Jaipur post-Diwali (November 4), strengthening the fears of a pediatric pandemic wave.

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Rajasthan Govt permits Covishield 2nd dose at a 28-day gap for people planning abroad travel

Easing the woes of travellers, the Rajasthan Government on Monday issued guidelines to administer an early Covishield second dose for people planning to go abroad. All beneficiaries who have to travel internationally for education, work opportunities or other commitments and those who are a part of the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics, will be listed for the priority jab. It needs to be noted that an early second dose will be provided only if the travel dates are slated before the 84-days waiting period.

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Law student from Jaipur files Human Rights complaint to boost vaccination in lactating mothers

In a bid to curb the lasting impact of the COVID-19 infection, Tapish Saraswat, a law student from Jaipur has filed a Human Rights complaint on behalf of the lactating mothers in the country. Seeking urgent intervention from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Rajasthan University pupil has appealed for priority vaccination among young mothers.

He has also requested to include this category in the guidelines issued on May 27, 2021, by the Ministry of Health, to ease the availability of COVID jabs in vaccination centres in residential grids.

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Rajasthan to treat Black Fungus as an 'epidemic' amid case rise in Jaipur & other districts

Amid the rampant rise of mucormycosis infection in recovering or recovered COVID-19 patients across several Rajasthan districts, the state government on Wednesday declared 'black fungus' disease as an epidemic. Cases of black fungus are being reported as a successive complication in COVID-19 patients and consequently, their treatment is integrated with coronavirus medical aid. The epidemic status will help the state indulge in serious probes to devise clinical protocols against the further spread.

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