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Wary of Covid-19 spread, states make RT-PCR reports mandatory: Check full list

A medic collects swab samples from a passenger coming from outside of India, for the Covid-19 RT PCR test, at Indira Gandhi International airport, in New Delhi.
Published on Aug 05, 2021 12:29 PM IST

Study: Course of Covid-19 can be determined by early antiviral response in nose

A new study has found that cells sampled at the time of diagnosis from patients who later developed severe COVID-19 show a muted antiviral response.
Published on Jul 25, 2021 03:39 PM IST

13 tourists caught with fake RT-PCR reports in Dehradun: Uttarakhand Police

Uttarakhand Police have increased surveillance and put up border checkposts to regulate the flow of tourists to hill destinations like Mussoorie and Nainital.
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 12:33 PM IST

Travellers arriving in Finland to soon be fined for refusing to take COVID test

Passenger arriving in Finland may soon be fined hundreds of euros for refusing to take a coronavirus test.
Published on Jul 11, 2021 10:25 AM IST

Is RT-PCR test giving false negative reports because of mutants? Expert answers

A Medic in PPE takes swab samples from a health worker for RT-PCR at a government hospital in New Delhi.
Updated on Apr 23, 2021 01:41 PM IST

Centre asks U.P., Chhattisgarh to increase beds, ramp up testing

Uttar Pradesh is among the 12 states and Union territories in the country where the second wave of the outbreak has surpassed the peak of the first wave.
Updated on Apr 17, 2021 06:55 AM IST

New portable test to diagnose Covid-19 quickly, track variants as well

The researchers noted that testing the population is key to stopping the spread of the virus.
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 03:14 PM IST

Novel chip for Covid-19 testing delivers results on smartphone

The microfluidic chip developed by researchers from Rice University in the US measures the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid (N) protein.
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 12:19 PM IST

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

Covid test mandatory for travellers coming to Rajasthan from Maharashtra, Kerala
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 10:07 AM IST

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

Singapore makes it mandatory for all travellers to undergo Covid test on arrival
Updated on Jan 17, 2021 07:44 AM IST

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

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 )
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 10:43 PM IST

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

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)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 09:41 PM IST

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

Former Indian captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 09:43 PM IST

Covid tests in Chandigarh markets with high footfall

The health department is expected to carry out Covid-19 tests in busy areas such as Sector 17 (pictured here) and Elante Mall.
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 10:26 PM IST

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

A man walks past a graffiti amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Mumbai on November 2, 2020.
Published on Nov 08, 2020 12:37 PM IST

Private schools in Ambala want free Covid tests for teachers

Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.
Published on Sep 29, 2020 11:30 PM IST

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

Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST

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

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)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 04:20 PM IST

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

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.
Published on Sep 02, 2020 07:28 AM IST

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

The two Congress MLAs who tested Covid-19 positive were Kulbir Singh Zira and Nirmal Singh Chuttrana. (Photo @CMOPb)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 10:27 PM IST

Jharkhand caps fee for Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals

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)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 12:12 AM IST

Double the number of Covid tests in Delhi, orders Kejriwal

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.
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 02:49 PM IST

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

A KMC health worker uses an oximeter on a resident before collecting the sample for Covid-19 test in Kolkata on Sunday.
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 01:06 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 11:46 AM IST
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