COVID-19 test

New COVID variant: Gujarat makes RT-PCR on arrival mandatory for foreign flyers; MP speeds up genome sequencing

Those who are fully vaccinated will also be screened at the airport and allowed to proceed if they do not show any symptoms of the infection.

published on : 27th November 2021

Pvt labs barred from conducting Covid tests in Prakasam

As a result, they were knowingly or unknowingly causing the spread of Covid in the district.

published on : 6th October 2021

Reduced testing in Kerala behind improved national Covid-19 tally?

Kerala has been reporting the highest number of daily infections over nearly two months now, but over the last two weeks, there has been a decline of 14 per cent in seven-day average of daily cases. 

published on : 24th August 2021

ICMR projects export of 62 crore COVID-19 testing kits between July and September

It further said the production capacity of COVID-19 testing kits has been substantially enhanced, "making India atmanirbhar (self-reliant)".

published on : 17th August 2021

Tribals in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh flee into forest to escape COVID-19 test

The shy tribals fled to the adjoining forest on getting information about the arrival of a Covid testing team in their village on Friday, Didihat SDM KN Goswami.

published on : 30th May 2021

New Canadian COVID-19 rapid test kit receives scientific seal of approval

The results of the study led by Simon Fraser University researchers have been published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

published on : 22nd May 2021

Cipla launches RT-PCR test kit 'ViraGen' in India partnership with Ubio Biotech

The company will commence supply of the COVID-19 virus detection kit from May 25, 2021.

published on : 20th May 2021

Guidelines for private labs engaged in Covid-19 testing  

The State government has issued a set of guidelines for private laboratories engaged in Covid-19 testing and warned penal action if found violating the norms.

published on : 15th May 2021

Delayed results by hospitals turning people to private laboratories in Guntur

Until the results arrive in two or three days in government testing centres, the people, who are Covid-19 positive, line up many secondary contacts.

published on : 28th April 2021

SC makes Covid-19 test mandatory for people entering its premises with symptoms

The circular added that there shall not be any crowding or loitering in the campus and movement in common areas should be only for specific purposes and be completed within the minimum time.

published on : 14th April 2021

Bengaluru man forced to pay extra money for RT-PCR test at private hospital

Clarifying on the issue, Dr. A C Sambashiva, medical superintendent and owner of the hospital said that as there is no lab at their hospital.

published on : 29th March 2021

Testing key to COVID-19 containment: NITI Aayog

Dr VK Paul, member (health), NITI Aayog cautioned about the carelessness and said that the challenge has not subsided yet.

published on : 18th August 2020