RT-PCR Tests

Omicron threat: RT-PCR booking must for flyers from 12 'at-risk' nations

The civil aviation ministry said that the Air-Suvidha portal is being modified to facilitate mandatory pre-booking for RT-PCR tests for those arriving from these countries.

published on : 15th December 2021

380 foreign returnees asked to undergo 7-day home isolation  

All the returnees from nine districts of the State were from ‘at risk’ countries flagged by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

published on : 3rd December 2021

HC quashes Kerala govt's decision to slash RT-PCR test rate to Rs 500 in private labs

The court directed the state government to hold discussions with owners and representatives of private laboratories and take a fresh decision in this regard. 

published on : 4th October 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

No RT-PCR test for vaccinated MPs in Monsoon Session

In the last Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha Secretariat had introduced another online application to allow the members to mark their attendance without having to physically sign the register.

published on : 13th July 2021

All Sri Lanka first-team players test negative in latest RT-PCR, likely to enter bubble on Monday 

It is now expected that the players would be allowed to enter the bio-bubble by Monday as they complete a week-long hard quarantine after their arrival from the United Kingdom.

published on : 11th July 2021

Demand for RT-PCR tests rises, but small labs not keen due to price cap

He added private labs would be hesitant to start rapid RT-PCR tests for travellers because of the unscientific pricing.

published on : 9th July 2021

Will increase daily Covid testing capacity to 45 lakh: Centre

Of the 25 lakh testing capacity in the country at present, 13 lakh tests are RT-PCR tests and the rest are rapid antigen tests.

published on : 17th May 2021

Low-quality kits call accuracy of RT-PCR tests into question

The RT-PCR test has long been considered the gold standard for diagnosing  Covid-19.

published on : 13th May 2021