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India's first Covid patient tests positive again for coronavirus

A woman medico, who was India's first Covid-19 case, has tested positive again for the virus, health authorities said on Tuesday."She is reinfected with Covid-19. Her RT-PCR is positive, antigen is..
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Covid protocols in place, Monsoon session of Parliament from July 19

With 311 Members of Parliament vaccinated fully and another 127 having taken one dose of their vaccines, running covid RT-PCR tests will not be a mandatory prerequisite for entry into the Parliament..
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All Covid protocols will be followed during Monsoon Session; 323 MPs fully vaccinated: Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Monday said all Covid-related protocols will be followed during the Monsoon Session of parliament scheduled to begin from July 19. He said those who have not been vaccinated..
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Karnataka to permit travellers from Kerala with negative RT-PCR report - Check new guidelines here

Karnataka government on Thursday made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for those coming from Kerala.
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Goa to make both doses of vaccine and negative RT-PCR report mandatory for tourists

Both doses of vaccines and a negative RT-PCR report will be made mandatory for tourists for the first three months after the reopening of tourism.
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From today, no RT-PCR report required to enter Himachal


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Vaccinated passengers may not need RT-PCR report for domestic travel, discussion by govt underway


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Wait 6 weeks for surgery after Covid, says ICMR

Recovered Covid patients opting for non-urgent or elective surgeries are being asked by surgeons to go for repeat RT-PCR/antigen tests as part of pre-operative protocols.
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Cipla introduces RT-PCR test kit 'ViraGen' in Indian market: All you need to know

ViraGen is Cipla's third offering in the Covid-19 testing segment. Cipla already has partnerships for antibody detection kit and antigen test kits.
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Maybe relook advisory barring repeat of RT-PCR on Covid positive patients: HC to ICMR


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COVID-19: QR code on negative RT-PCR report now mandatory for passengers flying out of India

The decision has been made to prevent the use of false and forged negative RT-PCR reports at airports.
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India eyes 45 lakh daily tests by June-end: 18 lakh RT-PCR, 27 lakh RAT


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COVID-19 testing in rural areas to be increased to 45 lakh samples daily: Govt

At present, the testing capacity in the country is 25 lakh, including 13 lakh RT-PCR and 12 lakh rapid antigen test (RAT).
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Truckers and transporters seek review of mandatory negative RTPCR test reports of drivers, helpers for cargo vehicles to enter Maharashtra


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COVID-19: Maharashtra mandates negative RT-PCR report for those entering the state

As 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.
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DU's Hansraj College offers hostel to be used as COVID-19 facility

The college has also extended support to cater as a COVID-19 vaccination centre and as a testing centre with an RT-PCR facility.
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ICMR advisory: No need for RT-PCR test in healthy individuals for inter-state domestic travel


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Sent 3,000 oxygen concentrators to help India: UNICEF

The 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..
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Rly to waive expenses incurred on RT-PCR, RAT tests of personnel of other depts in group settings

The 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.
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Negative RT-PCR test report or two vaccine shots must for entering Counting Centre: EC

The EC issued fresh order saying candidates will not be allowed inside vote counting centres without negative RT-PCR test report or two vaccine shots.
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COVID-19 second wave: Beware of THESE new symptoms of virus as new mutant goes undetected in RT-PCR test

While many are quarantining at home, there have been reports that many people are getting negative RT-PCR reports despite of having the virus.
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Delhi govt orders FIR against four airlines for not checking negative RT-PCR reports of flyers from Maharashtra

The 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..
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COVID-19: Rajasthan govt slashes RT-PCR test price, check new rates here

CM Ashok Gehlot informed that instructions have been made to make a route-chart on the map for oxygen supply in all districts of Rajasthan
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Kumbh: 30 sadhus in Haridwar test positive for Covid-19

Amidst 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,..
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COVID-19 update: List of states that have made RT-PCR test mandatory for visitors

Here is a list of states that now require a negative COVID test report from passengers.
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Covid-19: Stealthy virus beating RT-PCR tests, find docs

The 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..
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Flying to Assam? People from THESE cities need mandatory negative RT-PCR report

India 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.
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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.
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COVID-19: Negative RT-PCR test report mandatory to enter Uttarakhand, read details

Uttarakhand recorded its highest single-day spike in coronavirus infections with 366 fresh cases on Sunday.
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COVID-19: Gujarat makes RT-PCR test mandatory for those coming from other states

Gujarat 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.
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Kumbh duration curtailed to 1 month for first time; Covid negative report must for pilgrims

The 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..
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Covid -ve report not needed for Kumbh, says new Uttarakhand CM

CM 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..
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Rajasthan makes COVID negative report mandatory for people from THESE states, details here

A 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.
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COVID-19: Negative RT-PCR report for travellers from Maharashtra, Kerala mandatory in THIS state

People arriving from these states will have to produce a negative COVID-19 test report upon their arrival in the state.
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New Air Suvidha portal, RT-PCR packages for international passengers arriving in India

On opening the Air Suvidha portal, users are now shown important passenger advisories explaining the new protocols.
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New air travel guidelines for international flights come into effect today, here's what you should know

The air travellers coming on international flights need to upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report on the online portal before arriving.
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Centre asks states to scale up RT-PCR tests, boost checks

Centre 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..
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Maharashtra, Kerala need to substantially increase RT-PCR testing for Covid: Health ministry


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RT-PCR test mandatory for passengers arriving from South Africa, Brazil


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COVID-19: After Delhi, Mumbai to get mobile RT-PCR lab for tests

The results of the test will be out within 24 hours and the cost of this test will be just Rs 499.
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Maha Kumbh Mela 2021: Guidelines you need to know before attending pilgrimage

Every person lodging in Ashram or Dharamshala must get an RTPCR COVID-19 negative test report, done 72 hours ahead of reaching Haridwar.
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India to lift ban on UK flights from January 8; RT-PCR test mandatory for passengers

The suspension of flights came into effect from December 22, midnight and was said to continue till December 31.
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Schools in Pune city to reopen from January 4

The Municipal Corporation in its order has asked teachers and staff of the school to undergo RT-PCR test before they join.
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Amid new COVID strain, travellers coming from UK have to follow THESE guidelines

The 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.
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Delhi: 11% of symptomatic negative cases in RAT found Covid-19 positive through RT-PCR


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Plea in SC seeks refund of 'exorbitant money' charged for RT-PCR test to detect Covid-19

The 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,..
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West Bengal Government caps RT-PCR test at Rs 950, know which other states have reduced rates

The 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.
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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.
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Good news! Delhi govt caps price of RT-PCR test at Rs 800, down from Rs 2400

The Delhi government on Monday ordered all private laboratories to reduce the price of RT-PCR tests in the national capital to Rs 800.
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Centre in SC blames Delhi govt for rise in Covid cases, says no steps taken despite exhortations

The 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,..
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