covid testing

Doctor's prescription not mandatory for COVID-19 testing in Delhi, carry Aadhaar for address proof: HC 

Till now it was mandatory for a person to have a doctor's prescription or symptoms to get tested for the virus.

published on : 8th September 2020

Select international passengers can avail COVID-19 tests on arrival at entry airports

If the RT-PCR test result is negative, the international passenger will be allowed to catch his or her connecting domestic flight and he or she will not need to undergo any institutional quarantine.

published on : 3rd September 2020

COVID-19 test at private labs in Andhra Pradesh to cost Rs 1,600 or Rs 1,900

People who directly approach private labs recognised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will have to spend Rs 1,900 per sample, against the old rate of Rs 2,900.

published on : 28th August 2020

Telangana’s coronavirus testing second lowest in the country

While Telangana managed to increase testing by around six fold to 2,637 tests per million, Assam increased its testing by around 60 fold to 13,471.

published on : 6th July 2020

Many states are restricting COVID-19 testing, insisting on prescription only by govt doctors: Centre

In a letter sent out to state chief secretaries, Union health secretary, ICMR director general said that testing is a key tool to “contain the virus and save precious lives.”

published on : 2nd July 2020

Mad rush at mobile collection centres in Vijayawada for COVID-19 testing

As per the schedule announced by the officials, the iMASQ buses were to commence collecting swab samples from the public between 8 am and 5 pm.

published on : 24th June 2020

New Google tool to help users find COVID testing centres in India

Google has partnered with the ICMR and MyGov to provide the information on authorised testing labs in India.

published on : 12th June 2020

Scientists outline how to re-purpose research labs into COVID-19 testing centres

The scientists requested and received emergency permission from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to re-purpose their lab, and they began operating in less than a week.

published on : 13th May 2020

14 health establishments designated to review proposals for COVID testing labs

The ICMR has taken into account the need to expand COVID-19 testing facilities in all parts of the country and has initiated a proactive search of potential laboratories.

published on : 13th May 2020