Sachin Mohan, 31, who last played for Kerala in 2016, was targeting a return to the state team ahead of the new domestic season after overcoming injuries until a positive Covid test foiled his plans.
One Sanjiv Joshi had filed a PIL seeking the court’s intervention for the availability of RT-PCR testing facilities at block levels throughout the State.
The RT-PCR reports appeared to be genuine and carried Aadhaar card details of the devotees carrying them.
Real Time Polymer Chain Reaction test (RT-PCR), which detects the viral genetic material (RNA), is considered more reliable than Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).
The rescheduled IPL will have RT-PCR testing every third day, instead of every fifth day during the last edition in the UAE.
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.
South Africa, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe have been added to the list of countries whose travellers will have to get an RT-PCR test done upon landing in India.
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.
Meanwhile, four new Covid cases were reported from Bargarh on Monday, August 30, 2021, taking the tally to 30,936 in district.
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.
Police Commissioner N Shashikumar said seven persons were arrested on Wednesday at the Talapady inter-state border.
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.
The validation found the kit has 97.3% sensitivity and 100% specificity in Covid detection.
It further said the production capacity of COVID-19 testing kits has been substantially enhanced, "making India atmanirbhar (self-reliant)".
Karnataka government is spreading misinformation that Keralites are responsible for covid cases in the state, but data proves otherwise, says A K M Ashraf