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Greece eyes mandatory use of Covid-19 test kits to reopen economy, tourism(Photo by Alex Blăjan on Unsplash)

Greece eyes mandatory use of Covid-19 test kits to reopen economy, tourism

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Covid-19 self-test kits are being made available on a weekly basis at no charge to all residents registered with the public health service in Greece as it is keen to start reopening the economy and its crucial tourism industry
File photo: A medical officer collecting nose swab of suspected Covid-19 (Coronavirus ) patient.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
File photo: A medical officer collecting nose swab of suspected Covid-19 (Coronavirus ) patient.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

HRD minister launches ‘world’s most affordable’ Covid-19 test kit developed by IIT Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 01:11 PM IST
The test kit, Corosure, has been billed as the world’s most affordable probe free RT-PCR based Covid-19 diagnostic kit.
Rahul Gandhi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate strict action to bring the corrupt to justice. (PTI file photo)
Rahul Gandhi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate strict action to bring the corrupt to justice. (PTI file photo)

‘Shame and disgust’: Rahul Gandhi amid row over cost of Covid-19 test kits

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 04:48 PM IST
The Congress cited media reports about rapid test kits for Covid-19 were being sold at around 150% profits to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and asked the Prime Minister to fix the responsibility for it.
This basic customs duty exemption shall be available upto 30 September 2020. Most of these items attracted a 7.5per cent basic customs duty.(Bloomberg)
This basic customs duty exemption shall be available upto 30 September 2020. Most of these items attracted a 7.5per cent basic customs duty.(Bloomberg)

Finance Ministry exempts customs duty, cess on import of Covid-19 test kits, ventilators, face masks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 10:42 PM IST
The finance ministry said the decision had been taken considering the immediate requirement of these items in the context of the Covid-19.
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