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.
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.
He added private labs would be hesitant to start rapid RT-PCR tests for travellers because of the unscientific pricing.
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.
The RT-PCR test has long been considered the gold standard for diagnosing Covid-19.
Principal secy (health) says state performing 70K RT-PCR tests a day, asks people with mild symptoms to get admitted to care centres
Amid SARS COV-2 'variants of concern' circulating, they said RT-PCR tests do not miss mutations as the ones being used in India target more than two genes.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released new data which puts Telangana at the bottom in terms of conducting RT-PCR tests to curtail Covid-19.
Maharashtra alone reported the highest daily new cases at 25,833 or 65% of the daily cases. The western state was followed by Punjab with 2,369 cases while Kerala reported 1,899 new cases.
The positivity rate of private labs was 18.76 per cent compared to 12.61 per cent for government ones, with a possible reason being the former deploying more rapid antigen test kits.
While the state has are over 500 private labs to conduct antigen tests, the number of centres for RT-PCR tests is just 40. The tests conducted in government facilities are free of charge.
However, not all health experts are convinced of the study findings.
In the wake of the spike in Covid-19 cases in Ernakulam, the district administration decided to increase the number of RT-PCR tests.
While the testing has reduced significantly over the last one week following the decline in new cases, over 85 per cent of tests conducted in Odisha are RATs.
The State Government has also decided to reduce the cost of rapid antigen tests. A notification in this regard is expected within a day or two.