Dental clinics see fewer visitors in Covid time

Clinics say they are following safety protocols Bengaluru: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, dentists’ clinics in the city are seeing fewer visits by patients. They prefer phone consultations. The clinics say they are taking precautions such as sanitisation, fumigation, sterilization and wearing safety equipment to prevent the spread of the virus, but not many patients seem […]

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Roadside plants suffer due to construction work

But BBMP says they are cared for well By Queeneerich Kharmawlong Bengaluru: Roadside plants in the city are dying due to poor maintenance by the BBMP and the horticulture department. Shaaf Zubairi, a resident of Yelahanka, informed The Observer: “The BBMP doesn’t even give a second look after planting trees on roadsides in residential areas. […]

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Vaccination not a must for pupils

But they have to follow govt’s Covid guidelines Bengaluru: Since children and young adults are at a low risk of coronavirus infection, vaccination is not compulsory for students. An officer at the district health office who requested he not be named said the health department cannot make vaccination compulsory for students. However, the department has […]

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Shillong grads face grim job scenario

Unsure whether to seek employment or study further Students should register at employment exchange to increase their chances for employment” says R. Rapthap, IAS officer With unemployment rising in the time of Covid, new graduates are searching for jobs. Deepkala Ghale, a student of mass media at St Anthony’s College, Shillong, informed The Observer: “The pandemic has provided […]

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NGOs come to the aid of pets dumped due to Covid fear

The animals do not spread the virus, says vet Shillong: Pet owners have been abandoning their pets because of the misconception that animals can transmit Covid-19. “The number of pets abandoned has increased since March. We have been getting distress calls about animals being found in a severe condition, which is a sign of negligence […]

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Shillong’s Taxi drivers see their income fall due to the pandemic

People are still reluctant to take public transport Shillong: Daily wage earners like taxi drivers have seen a sharp decline in their daily in­ come be­cause of the high price of petrol. Tike, a taxi driver in the Lapa­lang area, informed The Observ­er: “The government’s decision to cut the passenger capacity to 50%, and a […]

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