Kerala cricketer questions accuracy of Covid-19 testing

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.

published on : 19th September 2021

Orissa High Court seeks details of Covid-19 testing facilities in rural areas

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. 

published on : 16th September 2021

Puri Police busts temple entry racket using fake RT-PCR reports, 12 held

The RT-PCR reports appeared to be genuine and carried Aadhaar card details of the devotees carrying them.

published on : 10th September 2021

Over 70 per cent COVID tests in last five months in Delhi were RT-PCRs: Data

Real Time Polymer Chain Reaction test (RT-PCR), which detects the viral genetic material (RNA), is considered more reliable than Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

published on : 10th September 2021

Medical staff to stay in bubble with players during IPL, BCCI to facilitate 30,000 RT-PCR tests

The rescheduled IPL will have RT-PCR testing every third day, instead of every fifth day during the last edition in the UAE.

published on : 8th September 2021

Why someone unlikely to transmit COVID should undergo RT-PCR? Kerala HC asks state, Centre

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.

published on : 8th September 2021

Amid fear of new Covid strains, RT-PCR test compulsory for those arriving from 7 more nations

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.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Only RT-PCR in six Kerala districts where 80% people got Covid jab

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.

published on : 1st September 2021

RT-PCR tests in Odisha's Bargarh from September 

Meanwhile, four new Covid cases were reported from Bargarh on Monday, August 30, 2021, taking the tally to 30,936 in district. 

published on : 31st August 2021

COVID-19: Maharashtra makes negative RT-PCR report must for international passengers on arrival

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.

published on : 28th August 2021

Nine held at Kerala border checkpost with fake Covid reports

Police Commissioner N Shashikumar said seven persons were arrested on Wednesday at the Talapady inter-state border.

published on : 27th August 2021

Odisha speaker makes RT-PCR negative report mandatory for entering House

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.

published on : 19th August 2021

Sree Chitra launches new RT-PCR kit with high accuracy, faster results

The validation found the kit has 97.3% sensitivity and 100% specificity in Covid detection.

published on : 18th August 2021

ICMR projects export of 62 crore COVID-19 testing kits between July and September

It further said the production capacity of COVID-19 testing kits has been substantially enhanced, "making India atmanirbhar (self-reliant)".

published on : 17th August 2021

Manjeshwar MLA on day-long hunger strike against Karnataka's mandatory RT-PCR rule

Karnataka government is spreading misinformation that Keralites are responsible for covid cases in the state, but data proves otherwise, says A K M Ashraf

published on : 15th August 2021
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