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26% of people have been found with various flu-like symptoms, including high fever, cold, dry cough. Pixabay

More than 26 per cent of people have been found with various flu-like symptoms, including high fever, cold, dry cough etc., of which the most common symptoms are nasal congestion, cold and runny nose, which were found in almost 5 per cent people, the IANS-CVoter Covid-19 Tracker revealed on Thursday.

According to the survey conducted among 1,723 respondents, 26.056 per cent of people were detected with various symptoms of flu.

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The least common symptom was body pain which was seen in only 2.664% people. Pixabay

While the maximum number of these people, i.e. 4.99 per cent, had nasal congestion, cold and runny nose, the least common symptom was body pain which was seen in only 2.664 per cent of the respondents.

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The second most common symptom was fever which was seen in 4.625 per cent of people, followed by dry cough (4.266 per cent), tiredness (3.826 per cent), difficulty in breathing (2.999 per cent) and throat pain which was seen in 2.685 per cent of the respondents.

The survey further revealed that 12.669 per cent of the respondents saw flu-like symptomss like high fever, cold, dry cough or similar symptoms in either themselves, their family members or in their neighbourhood. (IANS)



K'taka Hijab Row Triggers Debate.

By M.K. Ashoka

The issue of wearing a hijab (head covering worn in public by Muslim women) to the colleges along with the uniform has sparked a debate in Karnataka over religious practices impacting the education system in the state. The matter has also snowballed into a controversy on whether the hijab could be considered as part of the uniform. The ruling BJP is deliberating on whether to take a call on allowing hijab as part of the uniform of college students. State Education Minister B.C. Nagesh, while opposing the wearing of hijab to classrooms, has said that a decision would be taken on the issue soon by the government.

The experts as well as students are divided over the issue. Those who are in favour state that the dress code in classrooms should not indicate faith or religion as it creates barriers between students as well as teachers. Those who support the wearing of hijab say that hijab should be treated as a scarf. Hijab is black in colour and it can't be a religious symbol as Islam is identified with the green colour. The hijab should be treated as a symbol of chastity, they maintain.

The denial of permission to six girls in the Government Girls' Pre University College in the communally sensitive district of Udupi in the state has created a controversy. Nagesh dubbed it as a political move and questioned whether centres of learning should become religious centres. Meanwhile, the girl students have decided to continue their protest until they are allowed to attend classes wearing hijab.

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Police have come under sustained attack around the country. | Unsplash

An Indian-American police officer, who has been on the job for just over six months, is being hailed a hero for rushing to neutralize a gunman who shot a police officer and wounded another. Sumit Sulan, 27, shot the assailant who surprised the officers opening fire on them in his mother's flat on January 21 where police were called because of a domestic dispute. Jason Rivera, 22, was killed and Wilbert Mora, 27, was wounded, but Sulan who was in the police party advanced and shot the alleged gunman, Lashawn McNeil, 47, according to police.

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The most common allergen in India are milk, egg and peanuts.

By Dr Nidhi Gupta

Motherhood comes with its own mixed bag of emotions; we want to save our child from every little peril that comes their way, including allergies. The most common allergen in India are milk, egg and peanuts. According to the IAP survey, 11.4 per cent children under the age of 14 years suffer from some form of allergies and they usually peak around the month of May.

The symptoms of allergy range from runny nose, sneezing, coughing, rashes, watery and red eyes to swollen tongue and breathing difficulties. A child experiences serious discomfort and it leaves the parents hopeless at times. Allergies develop slowly over time; parents need to have patience and commitment towards managing them. However, there are certain ways in which we, as parents, can contribute in prevention and possible alleviation of the problems.

* Do Not Stress

Staying stress-free and calm is very important during this time. Creating panic will only add to the misery. Once we know about the symptoms, our mandate must be to keep a first-aid antiallergic kit at home. We can make this kit with the help of our paediatrician.

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