Puri Police busts temple entry racket using fake RT-PCR reports, 12 held

The RT-PCR reports appeared to be genuine and carried Aadhaar card details of the devotees carrying them.

published on : 10th September 2021

Over 70 per cent COVID tests in last five months in Delhi were RT-PCRs: Data

Real Time Polymer Chain Reaction test (RT-PCR), which detects the viral genetic material (RNA), is considered more reliable than Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

published on : 10th September 2021

Medical staff to stay in bubble with players during IPL, BCCI to facilitate 30,000 RT-PCR tests

The rescheduled IPL will have RT-PCR testing every third day, instead of every fifth day during the last edition in the UAE.

published on : 8th September 2021

Why someone unlikely to transmit COVID should undergo RT-PCR? Kerala HC asks state, Centre

The query was posed to the state government during hearing of a plea by a man who refuses to be vaccinated and has challenged the COVID guidelines.

published on : 8th September 2021

Only RT-PCR in six Kerala districts where 80% people got Covid jab

The state government on Tuesday decided to do only RT-PCR tests in six districts where around 80% of the population have received at least first dose of vaccine.

published on : 1st September 2021

COVID-19: Maharashtra makes negative RT-PCR report must for international passengers on arrival

The Maharashtra government later issued a statement mentioning that fresh rules of the Central government mandate a negative RT-PCR test report before arriving in India.

published on : 28th August 2021

Nine held at Kerala border checkpost with fake Covid reports

Police Commissioner N Shashikumar said seven persons were arrested on Wednesday at the Talapady inter-state border.

published on : 27th August 2021

Odisha speaker makes RT-PCR negative report mandatory for entering House

Apart from MLAs, RT-PCR tests will also be held for all the Assembly employees and its ministerial staff, as per a decision taken at a meeting chaired by Patro during the day.

published on : 19th August 2021

Sree Chitra launches new RT-PCR kit with high accuracy, faster results

The validation found the kit has 97.3% sensitivity and 100% specificity in Covid detection.

published on : 18th 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

Manjeshwar MLA on day-long hunger strike against Karnataka's mandatory RT-PCR rule

Karnataka government is spreading misinformation that Keralites are responsible for covid cases in the state, but data proves otherwise, says A K M Ashraf

published on : 15th August 2021

Ministry of Tourism urges states to drop mandatory RT-PCR clause for fully vaccinated tourists

States such as West Bengal (for travellers from Mumbai, Pune and Chennai), Karnataka, Goa and Chhattisgarh still ask for negative RT-PCR reports, irrespective of double vaccination status.

published on : 13th August 2021

Negative Covid report or full vaccination must for visiting Himachal from August 13

In its earlier order on August 6, the state government made mandatory a negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination for visiting temples in the state during 'Shrawan Ashtmi Navratras'.

published on : 11th August 2021

Kerala opens to address livelihood, but raises immunity barriers to confine public indoors

However, a last-minute change was made even by keeping the health minister in the dark to sound it like a compulsory clause.

published on : 5th August 2021

They start and stop in Kerala, but at Karnataka’s mercy to travel

The Karnataka government’s decision to make RT-PCR test results mandatory for people from Kerala has upended the lives of those living on the state border.

published on : 5th August 2021
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