COVID testing

VIP culture disrupts Covid testing in Telangana

 Politicians, members of various parties and bureaucrats have brought the VIP culture to Covid testing, putting more pressure on the common man.

published on : 5th May 2021

Fewer tests in Telangana may lead to more COVID cases

State’s R0 valve — the number of people a Covid+ve person can infect — rises to 1.55, the 8th worst in country; ntn’l avg at 1.32  

published on : 5th May 2021

Remove RT-PCR test requirement for inter-state travel: ICMR in new advisory on COVID testing

Several states such as Maharashtra and Karnataka insist on a RTPCR negative before allowing any traveller in.

published on : 4th May 2021

Telangana shows dip in COVID-19 cases, albeit with poor rates of testing

On Sunday, the State detected 5,695 cases of COVID-19 after conducting only 58,742 tests with the Test Positivity Rate of the State currently at 10.39 per cent.

published on : 4th May 2021

Sarpanch goes to rescue of Covid positive woman shunned by relatives

When she informed the matter to her relatives who live in the same locality, none of them turned up to take care of her out of fear of contracting the virus. 

published on : 29th April 2021

Slippers handy amid long lines in Nirmal for Covid testing

The District Medical and Health Officer C Dhanraj said that sufficient kits would be made available as per the demand.

published on : 29th April 2021

2-3 days delay in getting test results a cause for concern

In Tirupati, where more cases are reported every day, testing has been delayed due to technical snags.

published on : 28th April 2021

300 flyers rush out to skip mandatory Covid test at Assam airport

Cachar district Additional Deputy Commissioner Sumit Sattawan said a total of 690 passengers arrived at the airport from various parts of the country aboard six aircraft.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Manpower crunch, infected professionals delaying COVID test reports in Delhi

Nearly 99,000 coronavirus tests were conducted on Friday while 82,569 tests were carried out on the preceeding.

published on : 18th April 2021

Covid testing to be ramped up in Bhubaneswar

Mahapatra said the patients in home isolation should be contacted on a daily basis and given necessary advice.

published on : 17th April 2021

COVID test results not delivered over 4 days in Jharkhand; some labs stop sample collection

The increase in sample collection, which went to 1000-1200 everyday from 150-200 per day last month, is cited as the reason behind overload and backlog.

published on : 11th April 2021

Will take steps to up Covid testing: Sudhakar

Directions given by the Union Health Minister in Tuesday’s VC were conveyed to the district administrations.

published on : 8th April 2021

SAI orders stricter COVID-19 protocols at its centers, all athletes to be tested weekly

The SAI said the precautions and norms will be implemented keeping Olympic probable athletes in mind, so that their training does not suffer.

published on : 7th April 2021

South Korea mulls over approving COVID rapid tests for home use

Health authorities had previously been reluctant to expand the use of rapid antigen tests and other forms of fast testing, which could produce results within 30 minutes but are less accurate

published on : 1st April 2021

Mass testing of NIT students begins

The institute had come in for criticism after 4 students tested positive within a fortnight

published on : 28th March 2021
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