RT-PCR test

Negative RT-PCR not mandatory to travel for those who got two doses of vaccine: Kerala

The decision was taken by the State Disaster Management Authority as the COVID-19 vaccination was "progressing well", a release said.

published on : 17th July 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

Covid negative report now a must to enter Karnataka from Maharashtra

Due to a spike in Delta Plus cases in the neighbouring state, the government hastily decided to keep a strict vigil on the border.

published on : 26th June 2021

Passenger held for ruckus at Delhi Airport over denial to fly without RT-PCR report

Suraj Pandey, a businessman from Rudrapur in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on Monday based on a complaint received from Deepak Chadha, Deputy Manager of Vistara Airlines, they said.

published on : 22nd June 2021

Kerala HC upholds order capping RT-PCR test rate in Kerala

The bench observed that the cost of the RT-PCR test in Haryana, Telangana and Uttarakhand is K500 as pointed out in the statement filed by the state government.

published on : 22nd June 2021

93 Sainik School students undergo RT-PCR tests

The 20 students who tested positive on Tuesday have been sent to isolation in the school facility and the primary contacts were sent to quarantine.

published on : 10th June 2021

Genome data from ICUs vital to predict new COVID variants, future waves: Study

Dr Vamsi Veeramachaneni said such a spread could be prevented and policy decision on lockdown, tracing, tracking etc., can be effective if they are based on genomic data. 

published on : 6th June 2021

Puducherry: Doubtful RT-PCR negative certificates being issued to foreigners

The swab was taken at 12 p.m on June 3 and the report was given at 4.18 p.m on the same day; considering the travel time of the sample from Puducherry to Chennai, the report raises doubts.  

published on : 5th June 2021

Fewer RT-PCR tests, slow pace of vaccination may cripple Covid fight: Experts

Though  the recent reduction in Covid numbers brings relief, increased reliance on antigen tests and lack of a mass vaccination drive can prove to be dampeners in the Covid fight, opine experts.

published on : 4th June 2021

CCMB’s dry swab test cheaper, results akin to RT-PCR tests: Scientists

The dry swabs can be stored in around 25 degree celsius and transported for up to 24 hours and needs no requirement of cold chain thereby cutting costs.

published on : 1st June 2021

Karnataka journalist arrested for generating fake RTPCR test to enable inter-state travel

The incident came to light when the police at Kutta Checkpost scanned the QR code of two commuters who were travelling to Kerala from Nellihudikeri. 

published on : 25th May 2021

TN slashes cost for RT-PCR tests by Rs 300

This is Rs 300 lesser than the earlier fixed price of Rs 1,200.

published on : 20th May 2021

RT-PCR tests in Chennai to be ramped up

Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi has instructed officials to ramp up RT-PCR tests to 25,000 a day, according to a Corporation statement on Wednesday.

published on : 20th May 2021
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