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UK reopens travel to 12 locations(Pexels)

UK reopens international leisure travel to 12 locations

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 07:29 AM IST
In an attempt to revive tourism, UK will reopen leisure travel to 12 locations from May 17. These places include Portugal, Israel, Iceland, the Faroes, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand and Australia, together with the British territories of Gibraltar and the Falklands.
Karnataka deputy chief minister said that as per the procedure, once the laboratories upload the positive test result on the ICMR portal, it should generate the Bengaluru Urban (BU) code number. (File Photo)
Karnataka deputy chief minister said that as per the procedure, once the laboratories upload the positive test result on the ICMR portal, it should generate the Bengaluru Urban (BU) code number. (File Photo)

Karnataka to provide Covid-19 test results within seven hours: Deputy CM

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:50 AM IST
Karnataka deputy chief CN Ashwatha Narayana said that providing reports of Covid tests and Bengaluru Urban (BU) code number generation will be made to happen within 7 hours.
According to state government figures, 1,18,933 Covid-19 tests were carried out on Sunday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
According to state government figures, 1,18,933 Covid-19 tests were carried out on Sunday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Karnataka records slight rise in daily Covid-19 tally

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 08:39 PM IST
  • As of Sunday, Karnataka has 39,092 active cases of Covid-19, with 331 of them currently being treated in Intensive Care Units across the state.
"We have learnt that the sample of a different person was sent to a laboratory with the documents of the person in whose name the report was to be issued," the official said.(PTI | Representational image)
"We have learnt that the sample of a different person was sent to a laboratory with the documents of the person in whose name the report was to be issued," the official said.(PTI | Representational image)

Gujarat lab agent booked for selling false Covid-19 negative reports

PTI | , Rajkot
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Based on a complaint lodged by deputy medical officer Dr Parag Chunara, a case has been registered under relevant provisions of the IPC, Disaster Management Act and Gujarat Medical Practitioners' Act at Gandhigram police station, an official said.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson last year promised a world beating test and trace system as part of the route out of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)(AP)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson last year promised a world beating test and trace system as part of the route out of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)(AP)

England's $32 bn Covid test and trace not making a difference, lawmakers say

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 05:35 PM IST
  • The system has been allocated 37 billion pounds in total to cover two years, a budget which includes the cost of testing people with symptoms and regular testing in schools, care homes and some work places.
Fixing price of diagnostic products for Covid-19 is being undertaken by states and UTs, the health ministry said.(HT Photo)
Fixing price of diagnostic products for Covid-19 is being undertaken by states and UTs, the health ministry said.(HT Photo)

No major report of discordant results reported by Covid-19 testing labs: Govt

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:36 PM IST
Union health ministry has advised state governments and union territory (UT) administrations to negotiate with private labs and fix mutually agreeable prices for Covid-19 testing
CSMIA has adhered to the requirements as laid down by the government regarding the testing of domestic as well as international passengers.(HT Photo)
CSMIA has adhered to the requirements as laid down by the government regarding the testing of domestic as well as international passengers.(HT Photo)

Over 200,00 passengers took RT-PCR Covid-19 tests at Mumbai airport in 6 months

ANI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:22 PM IST
According to a statement issued by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), the airport authority introduced the RT-PCR test counters at the terminal on September 6 last year.
The results will be considered valid if the test was 72 hours of flight departure. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)(PTI)
The results will be considered valid if the test was 72 hours of flight departure. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)(PTI)

West Bengal makes RT-PCR tests mandatory for arrivals from Maha, 3 other states

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:28 PM IST
  • The notice released by the state government stated “All passengers coming to West Bengal from the aforementioned 4 states shall mandatorily carry a covid negative RT-PCR report for such test conducted within 72 hours of flight departure.”
The border is currently closed to all but essential travel, a policy which is due to last until 21 March. In picture - US Canada border in Lansdowne, Ontario closed during the early days of Covid-19 in 2020.(AFP)
The border is currently closed to all but essential travel, a policy which is due to last until 21 March. In picture - US Canada border in Lansdowne, Ontario closed during the early days of Covid-19 in 2020.(AFP)

Canada to provide mandatory Covid-19 swab tests at US border crossings

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:03 PM IST
"Travellers entering Canada at land borders, unless exempt, will be required to take a test using a self-swab kit," a statement from Canada's Public Health Agency said.
State governments can decide the rates of various Covid-19 testing methods, including the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test, which is considered to be the gold standard by medical professionals all over the world(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
State governments can decide the rates of various Covid-19 testing methods, including the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test, which is considered to be the gold standard by medical professionals all over the world(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

UP slashes rate of RT-PCR test. Here’s what it costs in other states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:40 PM IST
State governments have been capping prices of Coronavirus tests since the beginning of the pandemic,the latest to join this long list is none other than Uttar Pradesh
Durga Puja will be celebrated in Tripura under a strict set of guidelines amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Durga Puja will be celebrated in Tripura under a strict set of guidelines amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(Representative Photo/PTI)

In Tripura’s revised Durga puja guidelines, Covid-19 tests mandatory for organizers, priests

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 03:02 PM IST
The Tripura government revised the Durga puja guidelines more than a month after they were first issued on September 4.
More than 6.5 crore tests have so far been completed in the country.(PTI)
More than 6.5 crore tests have so far been completed in the country.(PTI)

Covid-19: India’s daily testing capacity reaches over 12 lakh. 14 states top chart

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that the state has tested 1.94 lakh samples for coronavirus in a single day which is the country’s highest.
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