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Uttarakhand imposes one-week lockdown amid COVID surge
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CT-Scans vs. RT-PCR vs. Rapid Antigen: Which test to go for and when
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COVID -19: People rush to the airport before international flights halt
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'3 CT scans = nuclear bomb radiation': Doctors on Covid tests, vaccines
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Top doctor explains how Covid patients can monitor oxygen at home
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Covid: Is the new virus mutant undetectable by RT-PCR test? Delhi doctor answers
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Drive-through COVID testing facility launched in Ahmedabad
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COVID: Counters at Bhubaneswar Railway Station to keep a check on passengers
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Tests in Maharashtra not keeping pace with growth of average daily COVID cases: Health Ministry
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Covid 19: Union Health Ministry is concerned over reducing RT-PCR in Maharashtra | Oneindia News
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COVID: Country's 58% active cases, 34% deaths in Maharashtra
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COVID-19 testing in rural areas to be increased to 45 lakh samples daily: GovtAt present, the testing capacity in the country is 25 lakh, including 13 lakh RT-PCR and 12 lakh rapid antigen test (RAT).
Truckers and transporters seek review of mandatory negative RTPCR test reports of drivers, helpers for cargo vehicles to enter Maharashtra
COVID-19: Maharashtra mandates negative RT-PCR report for those entering the stateAs per the fresh orders, any person entering the state of Maharashtra through any means of transport will have to carry a negative RT-PCR test report.
DU's Hansraj College offers hostel to be used as COVID-19 facilityThe college has also extended support to cater as a COVID-19 vaccination centre and as a testing centre with an RT-PCR facility.
ICMR advisory: No need for RT-PCR test in healthy individuals for inter-state domestic travel
Sent 3,000 oxygen concentrators to help India: UNICEFThe United Nations child rights agency has supplied more than 500 high-flow nasal cannulas and 85 RT-PCR machines. It is supporting the procurement and installation of 25 oxygen plants for hospitals in..
Rly to waive expenses incurred on RT-PCR, RAT tests of personnel of other depts in group settingsThe Railway Board has decided to waive the expenditure incurred on RT-PCR and RAT tests of non-railway personnel in camps and group settings, a statement from the ministry said on Friday.
Negative RT-PCR test report or two vaccine shots must for entering Counting Centre: ECThe EC issued fresh order saying candidates will not be allowed inside vote counting centres without negative RT-PCR test report or two vaccine shots.
COVID-19 second wave: Beware of THESE new symptoms of virus as new mutant goes undetected in RT-PCR testWhile many are quarantining at home, there have been reports that many people are getting negative RT-PCR reports despite of having the virus.
Delhi govt orders FIR against four airlines for not checking negative RT-PCR reports of flyers from MaharashtraThe Delhi government has ordered lodging of FIRs against four airlines — IndiGo, Vistara, SpiceJet, AirAsia India — for allegedly not checking the RT-PCR negative reports of passengers flying from..
COVID-19: Rajasthan govt slashes RT-PCR test price, check new rates hereCM Ashok Gehlot informed that instructions have been made to make a route-chart on the map for oxygen supply in all districts of Rajasthan
Kumbh: 30 sadhus in Haridwar test positive for Covid-19Amidst the ongoing Kumbh in Haridwar, 30 sadhus in the city have tested positive for Covid-19, said the Chief Medical Officer on Friday. Speaking to ANI, Haridwar Chief Medical Officer Dr SK Jha said,..
COVID-19 update: List of states that have made RT-PCR test mandatory for visitorsHere is a list of states that now require a negative COVID test report from passengers.
Covid-19: Stealthy virus beating RT-PCR tests, find docsThe novel coronavirus variant that is causing the current wave of Covid-19 is not just highly infectious but also stealthy.City hospitals say there are getting cases where a patient has typical..
Flying to Assam? People from THESE cities need mandatory negative RT-PCR reportIndia recorded 93,249 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest single-day rise this year, taking the total COVID-19 tally to 1,24,85,509.
COVID-19 situation going from bad to worse, it is a huge cause for worry: Health Ministry"Ramp-up testing with a focus on RT-PCR, isolate promptly, trace contact, boost healthcare resources," the Centre told states with a massive spike.
COVID-19: Negative RT-PCR test report mandatory to enter Uttarakhand, read detailsUttarakhand recorded its highest single-day spike in coronavirus infections with 366 fresh cases on Sunday.
COVID-19: Gujarat makes RT-PCR test mandatory for those coming from other statesGujarat on Saturday reported its highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic with the addition of 2,276 infections.
Kumbh duration curtailed to 1 month for first time; Covid negative report must for pilgrimsThe duration of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar has been curtailed to just one month for the first time in its history in view of a recent surge in Covid-19 cases and it has been made mandatory for pilgrims to..
Covid -ve report not needed for Kumbh, says new Uttarakhand CMCM Tirath Singh Rawat in one of his first interviews after taking over as Uttarakhand’s new CM, told TOI on Saturday that pilgrims would not need to bring RTPCR Covid-19 test report while coming for..
Rajasthan makes COVID negative report mandatory for people from THESE states, details hereA COVID-19 negative report from an RT-PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to entering Rajasthan is mandatory for people coming from these four states.
COVID-19: Negative RT-PCR report for travellers from Maharashtra, Kerala mandatory in THIS statePeople arriving from these states will have to produce a negative COVID-19 test report upon their arrival in the state.
New Air Suvidha portal, RT-PCR packages for international passengers arriving in IndiaOn opening the Air Suvidha portal, users are now shown important passenger advisories explaining the new protocols.
New air travel guidelines for international flights come into effect today, here's what you should knowThe air travellers coming on international flights need to upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report on the online portal before arriving.
Centre asks states to scale up RT-PCR tests, boost checksCentre has suggested increase in RT-PCR tests, stringent monitoring of mutant strains, while also advising states to refocus on strict surveillance and adopt stringent containment measures in districts..
Maharashtra, Kerala need to substantially increase RT-PCR testing for Covid: Health ministry
RT-PCR test mandatory for passengers arriving from South Africa, Brazil
COVID-19: After Delhi, Mumbai to get mobile RT-PCR lab for testsThe results of the test will be out within 24 hours and the cost of this test will be just Rs 499.
Maha Kumbh Mela 2021: Guidelines you need to know before attending pilgrimageEvery person lodging in Ashram or Dharamshala must get an RTPCR COVID-19 negative test report, done 72 hours ahead of reaching Haridwar.
India to lift ban on UK flights from January 8; RT-PCR test mandatory for passengersThe suspension of flights came into effect from December 22, midnight and was said to continue till December 31.
Schools in Pune city to reopen from January 4The Municipal Corporation in its order has asked teachers and staff of the school to undergo RT-PCR test before they join.
Amid new COVID strain, travellers coming from UK have to follow THESE guidelinesThe Centre has made RT-PCR test and seven-day isolation must for flyers from the UK amid the emergence of the new COVID-19 strain.
Delhi: 11% of symptomatic negative cases in RAT found Covid-19 positive through RT-PCR
Plea in SC seeks refund of 'exorbitant money' charged for RT-PCR test to detect Covid-19The fresh plea said that when hospitals and laboratories were charging Rs 4,500 for the test, the actual cost, including that of the testing kit, was between Rs 800 to Rs 1,200, and even now,..
West Bengal Government caps RT-PCR test at Rs 950, know which other states have reduced ratesThe RT-PCR tests are more-reliable but expensive tests for detecting COVID-19. The earlier rate was Rs 1,250 in private hospitals and labs across WB.
COVID-19: What is RT-PCR test and how much does it cost?RT-PCR test analyses DNA through a swab sample from the nose or throat to check for COVID-19 infection and is priced differently in different states.
Good news! Delhi govt caps price of RT-PCR test at Rs 800, down from Rs 2400The Delhi government on Monday ordered all private laboratories to reduce the price of RT-PCR tests in the national capital to Rs 800.
Centre in SC blames Delhi govt for rise in Covid cases, says no steps taken despite exhortationsThe Centre on Friday blamed Delhi government for rising Covid-19 cases in the national capital and said that despite “repeated exhortations” it did not take steps to enhance testing capacity,..
SC: Why not cap RT-PCR test price at 400?The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the Centre’s response to a PIL which sought capping of RT-PCR test for Covid-19 at Rs 400 for both government and private labs and hospitals, saying the cost of..
SC seeks Centre's response on PIL seeking to fix maximum rate for RT-PCR testThe Supreme Court Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a PIL seeking direction for fixing the maximum rate for the RT-PCR test for Covid-19 uniformly all over India.
Covid-19 in Delhi: 3.7 lakh surveyed, first time RT-PCR tests more than antigen testsFor the first time, the number of RT-PCR tests in Delhi has exceeded the number of rapid antigen tests, while over 3.7 lakh people have been surveyed as part of the efforts to curb the spread of..
Troubling trend: India test numbers fall, RAT share remains highWidespread use of RAT, in some cases up to 90% of all tests, has raised fears that a large number of positive cases could be missed. As per the ICMR protocol, every positive report from RAT can be..
Doctors and para-medical staff to visit Delhi's pvt hospitals to make up for manpower shortageDoctors and para-medical staff from Central paramilitary forces started arriving in the national Capital on Monday to make up for manpower shortage being faced by Delhi’s hospitals in treatment of..
Centre to airlift docs, provide additional ICU beds for DelhiThe Centre alerted the Delhi government to the possibility of a further spike in Covid-19 cases in the wake of crowded markets during the festive season and called for doubling of RT-PCR tests and..
RT-PCR test at Mumbai airport: 1 in 80 positive
Covid-19: India conducts 46% of RT-PCR, 49% antigen tests so farThe Union Health Ministry on Tuesday informed the country has conducted at least 49 per cent of rapid antigen tests, while about 46 per cent of RT-PCR tests and nearly five per cent of tests were..
Covid-19: India second in world in testing; positivity rate down at 7.18%, says govtIndia has conducted the second highest number of tests for detection of Covid-19 in the world at 11.96 crore with rapid antigen tests comprising 49 per cent and RT-PCR 46 per cent of the total tests..
ICMR issues advisory for use of Feluda paper strip testThe paper-strip uses cutting-edge CRISPR gene-editing technology to identify and target the genetic material of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 in less than an hour. As claimed by the..
ICMR issues advisory on CRISPR technology-based SARS CoV-2 testThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday issued an advisory on the CRISPR SARS CoV-2 test that has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India for Covid-19 detection. As..
India's Feluda Covid-19 test cheaper, faster alternative to RT-PCR, say scientists