The Union health ministry has also directed airport and port health officers to be vigilant.
Health experts sought to allay fears of an impending fourth wave ofthe Covid pandemic in Delhi, saying that the fluctuations in infections will keep happening in the city.
On April 2, the WHO had said it suspended the supply through United Nations agencies of Covaxin to allow the manufacturer to upgrade facilities and address deficiencies found in an inspection
The findings of the study, conducted in February this year after isolating the Omicron variant, have been published in the Journal of Infection on April 5.
International data available on booster doses of AstraZeneca and Covishield suggests a three- to four-fold increase in antibody levels after their administration, Pawar said in a written reply.
Namakkal district has been selected to receive the bronze medal from the Union Government for reducing tuberculosis (TB) cases. Bronze medal is given if cases are brought down by more than 20 per cent
The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.51 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 0.62 per cent. As many as 8,97,904 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Tuesday.
People with comorbidities irrespective of vaccination status accounted for 80 pc of deaths
About Kerala, which continues to report a high number of Covid cases and deaths, Dr. Samiran Panda said that they are tracking the infection very well.
The test will be conducted only on patients with symptoms.
The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has decided to discontinue Covid testing prior to inpatient hospitalisations and surgical procedures.
ICMR has developed the India Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker, by merging mainly three national databases -- CoWIN, National Covid-19 Testing database and Covid-19 India portal.
The ICMR has approved the test kits based on the RMRC's internal validation and a third party's report on efficacy and accuracy.
The price of the kit will be cheaper than other antigen testing kits and would be available in the State easily for people.
The latest order issued by the health department requires all labs and hospitals to display the revised rates at a prominent place within 24 hours.