COVID 19 testing

Andhra Pradesh sets benchmark in Covid-19 testing

Against national test average of 1.45 lakh per million, Andhra Pradesh conducts more than 2.50 lakh tests per million.

published on : 9th February 2021

Uttarakhand government slashes coronavirus test rate to Rs 500

The state has already started vaccination drive across 13 districts and has procured over 2 lakh doses of Covid vaccine.

published on : 23rd January 2021

Andhra Pradesh lawmakers worry as COVID testing not mandatory on Assembly premises

Naidu said even when safety measures are being taken in Parliament, where partitions have come up between the members, the AP Assembly Speaker is not taking any such measure.

published on : 4th December 2020

Delay in Covid-19 testing proves fatal for man from Jagatsinghpur

Sarpanch of Jamugaon panchayat Lalatendu Parida said the villagers had advised the victim to get tested for Covid-19 but the latter hesitated.

published on : 20th November 2020

Jamia Millia Islamia researchers develop saliva-based COVID-19 testing kit

The researchers are also planning to link it to a mobile application so that if the person is not able to infer the results on the kit, then the app will alert him with the results, researchers said.

published on : 6th October 2020

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat flags off mobile COVID-19 testing lab

'MITR labs', the country's only ICMR-approved mobile lab is capable of conducting 200 tests per day, an official release here said.

published on : 2nd October 2020

Odisha to not test bodies for COVID-19

The move aims at avoiding undue delay in release of body and prevent harassment to bereaved family

published on : 24th September 2020

Andhra Pradesh stands 5th in country with 50.3 lakh COVID-19 tests

East Godavari recorded the highest recoveries as well as active cases with a total of 72,474 people discharged from hospitals, while 12,292 are still undergoing treatment. 

published on : 20th September 2020

Plan to conduct 6,500 COVID-19 tests in Krishna a day

As part of the measures to reduce the number of cases in rural areas, the Collector said that at least 6,500 tests will be conducted per day in the next fortnight.

published on : 18th September 2020

Now doctor's prescription not required for COVID-19 test in Delhi

Tests will be conducted in accordance with the strategy/advisory issued by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and as per the orders issued by the Delhi government from time to time

published on : 9th September 2020

Singapore to offer free COVID-19 tests to taxi drivers, food delivery workers, hawkers

The costs of the tests will be fully borne by the government, it said on Saturday, adding that authorities will reach out to the groups progressively.

published on : 30th August 2020

Hong Kong offers free COVID-19 testing to all residents from September

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said that universal testing was possible due to support from Beijing, which provided resources such as laboratory staff to boost capacity in the semi-autonomous city.

published on : 21st August 2020

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

COVID-19 tests in India cross 3 crore-mark

A total of 3,00,41,400 samples have been tested until August 16 with 7,31,697 samples being tested on Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

published on : 17th August 2020

Tejashwi Yadav attacks Nitish Kumar government for 'lying' about RT-PCR testing numbers

He alleged that the state has never been able to conduct more than 5000 tests with RT-PCR daily at government run testing centers.

published on : 14th August 2020
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