COVID-19 positivity rate jumps to 4.38% in Vishakhapatnam

Meanwhile, panic gripped the city after reports emerged that a 21-year-old suspected Covid patient had died.

published on : 20th April 2023

Maharashtra records over 1000 new Covid cases, 9 deaths

Of the 9 deaths, five are from Mumbai circle comprising 2 each in Mumbai and Thane and one in Vasai-Virar town, plus three in Pune city and one in Akola.

published on : 12th April 2023

Influenza tests soon at district level RT-PCR labs

All MCHs asked to be in readiness; test costs Rs 3,000 in private labs

published on : 25th March 2023

IISc researchers develop alternative testing method that rivals RT-PCR

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed an alternative method of Covid testing that can be used in areas that are resource-starved.

published on : 15th March 2023

Covid positivity nears one per cent at Delhi airport

According to the data, 56 passengers tested positive during the random tests out of over 6,000 passengers between December 24 and January 5.

published on : 7th January 2023

No leave for health personnel in four districts for hockey World Cup

The CDMOs have been directed to mobilise manpower from within the districts and alert the director of health services for additional manpower.

published on : 6th January 2023

Airlines warned as two Singapore flyers reach Tiruchy with invalid RT-PCR reports

The Tiruchy International Airport on Monday issued stern warning to airlines operating in the Singapore route to ensure passengers flying to Tiruchy carry a  valid RT-PCR negative certificate.

published on : 3rd January 2023

New Covid guidelines: Ensure oxygen supply, RT-PCR mandatory for passengers from China

The Centre advised the states and union territories to ensure the availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen, cylinders and other equipment like ventilators at hospitals.

published on : 24th December 2022

Health ministry relaxes travel norms for evacuees

The Centre on Monday revised its international travel advisory exempting Indian evacuees from pre-boarding RT-PCR test and uploading Covid vaccination certificates on the Air Suvidha portal. 

published on : 1st March 2022

Test everyone with Covid symptoms, increase RAT booths: States told amid rising Omicron cases

The Centre said that multiple RAT booths must be set up in identified geographies and operationalised on a 24X7 basis to offer widespread testing and easier access to people.

published on : 31st December 2021

Negative Covid test report must for people visiting Rajasthan from Kerala, Maharashtra

The decision for the people visiting Rajasthan from the two states to have negative corona RT-PCR test reports was taken in a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

published on : 25th February 2021