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The microfluidic chip developed by researchers from Rice University in the US measures the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid (N) protein.(REUTERS)

Novel chip for Covid-19 testing delivers results on smartphone

PTI, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:19 PM IST
The researchers noted that their process simplifies sample handling compared to swab-based PCR tests that are widely used to diagnose Covid-19.
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Covid test mandatory for travellers coming to Rajasthan from Maharashtra, Kerala(Photo by Jeet Dhanoa on Unsplash)
Covid test mandatory for travellers coming to Rajasthan from Maharashtra, Kerala(Photo by Jeet Dhanoa on Unsplash)

Covid test mandatory for travellers coming to Rajasthan from Maharashtra, Kerala

ANI
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:07 AM IST
The Rajasthan government has made it mandatory for travellers from Maharashtra and Kerala to produce a negative Covid-19 test report upon their arrival in the state
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Singapore makes it mandatory for all travellers to undergo Covid test on arrival(Twitter/trip_limited)
Singapore makes it mandatory for all travellers to undergo Covid test on arrival(Twitter/trip_limited)

Singapore makes it mandatory for all travellers to undergo Covid test on arrival

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Singapore puts more stringent measures in place to manage the risk of Covid importation amid the worsening coronavirus situation around the world, all travellers to take a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival
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The South Korean company SD Biosensors is accused of not complying with the minimum requirement of sensitivity and specificity for the Covid tests. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo )
The South Korean company SD Biosensors is accused of not complying with the minimum requirement of sensitivity and specificity for the Covid tests. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo )

India bans Covid-19 rapid antigen test kits by Korean company for 7 days

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:43 PM IST
This was the first rapid antigen kit to hit the market in mid-June, which debuted in Delhi when the government was looking to scale up testing fast amid a surge in the number of cases.
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All on duty cockpit and cabin crew of all the airlines carrying valid identity cards will be exempted from RT-PCR test at all airports in Maharashtra. (Photo: Twitter)
All on duty cockpit and cabin crew of all the airlines carrying valid identity cards will be exempted from RT-PCR test at all airports in Maharashtra. (Photo: Twitter)

Citing delays, Maharashtra exempts airlines’ crew from mandatory Covid test

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:41 PM IST
The decision comes after national carrier Air India had written to the state government to exempt them from the tests as they operate daily passenger and cargo flights to and from the state.
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Former Indian captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly(Twitter)
Former Indian captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly(Twitter)

Have undergone 22 COVID tests in past four and half months: Sourav Ganguly

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Ganguly was kept busy by the conduct of the Indian Premier League in the UAE from mid-September to early November.
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The health department is expected to carry out Covid-19 tests in busy areas such as Sector 17 (pictured here) and Elante Mall.(HT Photo)
The health department is expected to carry out Covid-19 tests in busy areas such as Sector 17 (pictured here) and Elante Mall.(HT Photo)

Covid tests in Chandigarh markets with high footfall

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 10:26 PM IST
Teams deployed will request salespersons and shop owners besides customers in the markets to get tested
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A man walks past a graffiti amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Mumbai on November 2, 2020.(REUTERS)
A man walks past a graffiti amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Mumbai on November 2, 2020.(REUTERS)

9k Mumbai residents undergo free Covid test at BMC centres in 5 days

By Sagar Pillai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:37 PM IST
BMC officials said that these facilities, which are conducting rapid antigen detection (RAD) tests, are receiving a good response from the public.
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Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.(HT Photo)
Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.(HT Photo)

Private schools in Ambala want free Covid tests for teachers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ambala, Ambala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 11:30 PM IST
The education department takes care of testing of teachers of government schools, but private institutes have to manage on their own
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Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival(Twitter/W0rld2020)
Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival(Twitter/W0rld2020)

Hawaii allows travellers to skip 14-day quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Honolulu
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Hawaii encourages pre-travel testing to add a greater element of safety for travel into the US, allows travellers to skip quarantine with virus test
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Generally, six tourists are allowed in one gypsy, but in view of the pandemic only four tourists will be allowed to sit in a gypsy. (Photo HT File)
Generally, six tourists are allowed in one gypsy, but in view of the pandemic only four tourists will be allowed to sit in a gypsy. (Photo HT File)

Corbett Tiger Reserve set to open, Covid-19 test result must for entry

By Ankur Sharma | Hindustan Times, Haldwani
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 04:20 PM IST
The tourists, said forest officials, will have to get the RT-PCR test done 96 hours before the visit to the park.
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The daily number of infections has been in decline across most of the United States in recent weeks, with 36,263 reported on Monday, less than half of the mid-July peak, according to a Reuters tally.(REUTERS)
The daily number of infections has been in decline across most of the United States in recent weeks, with 36,263 reported on Monday, less than half of the mid-July peak, according to a Reuters tally.(REUTERS)

Trump administration sending rapid Covid tests to states, CDC bars evictions

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 07:28 AM IST
The moves came as The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a sweeping order temporarily halting landlords across the nation from evicting millions of tenants in what it said was an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
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The two Congress MLAs who tested Covid-19 positive were Kulbir Singh Zira and Nirmal Singh Chuttrana. (Photo @CMOPb)
The two Congress MLAs who tested Covid-19 positive were Kulbir Singh Zira and Nirmal Singh Chuttrana. (Photo @CMOPb)

Amarinder Singh goes into quarantine after meeting 2 Covid +ve MLAs

By Ravinder Vasudeva | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:27 PM IST
In a picture that went viral, one of the MLAs is seen touching the feet of the chief minister during the proceedings with Amarinder patting his back.
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The health minister also released a district-wise detailed rate chart under which the districts have been divided into three categories of A, B and C and hospitals into two categories of National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Health Care (NABH) listed and non-NABH private hospitals. (Photo @JharkhandCMO)
The health minister also released a district-wise detailed rate chart under which the districts have been divided into three categories of A, B and C and hospitals into two categories of National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Health Care (NABH) listed and non-NABH private hospitals. (Photo @JharkhandCMO)

Jharkhand caps fee for Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:12 AM IST
The rates were fixed after studying the rates implemented in Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Kerala and Maharashtra.
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The CM said he gave directions to strengthen enforcement of rules such as wearing of masks in public places and strict adherence to social distancing norms in a bid to keep the raging contagion at bay.(ANI)
The CM said he gave directions to strengthen enforcement of rules such as wearing of masks in public places and strict adherence to social distancing norms in a bid to keep the raging contagion at bay.(ANI)

Double the number of Covid tests in Delhi, orders Kejriwal

By Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Delhi recorded 1,544 and 1,693 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively
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A KMC health worker uses an oximeter on a resident before collecting the sample for Covid-19 test in Kolkata on Sunday.(PTI)
A KMC health worker uses an oximeter on a resident before collecting the sample for Covid-19 test in Kolkata on Sunday.(PTI)

India performs 600,000 Covid tests on Sunday, lowest in 2 weeks

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 01:06 PM IST
On Saturday, 801,147 tests were conducted across 1,515 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-approved laboratories in the country.
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(HT file)
(HT file)

Covid test not mandatory to admit pregnant women in hospitals: Delhi govt to HC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 03:17 AM IST
The government told the high court bench that the test can be conducted simultaneously with the treatment and if the result is positive, the pregnant woman would ideally be transferred to a dedicated Covid-19 hospital for further management.
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Maharashtra has been reporting over 2,000 Covid-19 positive cases daily for a month amid fears of a spike in the next 15-20 days.(HT photo/ Sakib Ali)
Maharashtra has been reporting over 2,000 Covid-19 positive cases daily for a month amid fears of a spike in the next 15-20 days.(HT photo/ Sakib Ali)

Maharashtra slashes Covid test at private labs to Rs 2,500

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Earlier, the maximum charge for a Covid-19 test at a private laboratory in Maharashtra was Rs 2,800, if swab samples were collected from a suspected patient’s home and Rs2,200, if collected at a hospital.
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