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However, a closer look at the health bulletins shared by the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department indicate that the total number of samples tested has also seen a visible drop during the last fortnight.
"An estimated 36 to 40 per cent of the entire population in Karnataka are aged 18 or below. With minimal chances of people aged below 18 getting inoculated before October, they will continue to be the most vulnerable among the population then," said KSPCPR Chairman.
"Priority is given to those who need to get the second dose and to those above 45 years of age. Those between 18 and 45 will be provided with the vaccine once there is an adequate supply of vaccine," Gupta said.
Meanwhile, with several employees working in war rooms that oversee the operations of the Central Hospital Bed Management System (CHBMS) of the BBMP choosing not to turn up for work on Friday, patients and caretakers experienced difficulties in finding a bed.
The study initiated by voluntary researchers at the Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN) indicated that the vulnerabilities experienced by migrant workers during the nationwide lockdown in 2020 had resurfaced this year.