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Dr Gauri Agarwal, founder of Genestrings Diagnostic Center said that of an approximately 25,000 passengers arriving at Delhi Airport daily, 500 are currently being tested.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's review meeting comes a day after Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a meet, and asked states to step up surveillance and be alert. Mandaviya also asked people to get vaccinated and use masks, emphasising that the pandemic is “not over yet”.
In cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, which aren’t shut down, residents need to undertake PCR tests every three days in order to use public facilities or go to work.
Published on Sep 08, 2022 06:42 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Yagya Sharma
Doctor reveals about the discovery of Monkeypox virus, its symptoms, how it can be transmitted or enter human body and whether PCR can be helpful for detecting it
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 02:59 PM IST
, DelhiZarafshan Shiraz
Two years into the pandemic, health officials in some countries are questioning the merits of repeated, mass testing when it comes to containing infections, particularly considering the billions it costs.
Published on May 11, 2022 11:31 AM IST
Reuters | , Copenhagen/london
Visitors to Thailand currently need to pre-book a RT-PCR test along with a one-night hotel accommodation to secure a visa. Hotel operators say the rules are a major dampener for travellers to the country.
Published on Apr 07, 2022 08:04 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
According to an official notification issued by the Karnataka government, the waiver will be applicable for passengers travelling to the state by airways, railways, road and also personal vehicle.
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 07:36 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi
An RT-PCR test in Jharkhand will now cost ₹300 instead of ₹400, the new order said.
The researchers from University of West Scotland say that the new technique to test the presence of Covid-19 infection gives results in minutes. It runs an algorithm using an artificial intelligence system to determine whether a person has Covid-19.
Published on Jan 20, 2022 07:53 AM IST
In a letter, additional secretary in the ministry Arti Ahuja said this was required keeping in view the trend of case positivity in specific geographies within the states and UTs.
Published on Jan 18, 2022 06:26 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
As many as 19 students of a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district have tested positive for coronavirus, a senior official said on Friday.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 02:20 PM IST
PTI | , Pune
Karan Johar took to his Instagram Stories and issued a statement regarding his Covid-19 diagnosis. He also clarified details about his recent get together.
The Centre's new travel guidelines came into effect on Wednesday. It calls for stringent checking of passengers arriving from countries designated as 'at-risk' nations. On the first day of implementation of these guidelines, 11 flights arrived from these countries.
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Several states are bringing back travel restrictions by again making negative RT-PCR mandatory for people outside the state. But in some states, these are must for entering shops, buying liquor, entering residential apartments etc.
Covid-19 surge: The decision has also been taken by the state governments keeping in mind the upcoming festival season, a time when many people make travelling plans. Some of the festivals which will be celebrated in days and months to come are Onam, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi.
Published on Aug 05, 2021 12:29 PM IST
A latest study suggests that patients who went on to develop severe Covid-19 exhibited a much more muted antiviral response in the cells collected from those early swabs, compared to patients who had a mild course of the disease.
Published on Jul 25, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Hill stations like Mussoorie and Nainital have seen a huge influx of tourists in the past few weeks, since the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) curbs were relaxed by the Uttarakhand government
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 12:33 PM IST
A new amendment to the Finnish infectious diseases act with regard to border security imposes a fine to tourists who enter Finland and refuse to take a Covid-19 test from July 12 to October 15.
Published on Jul 11, 2021 10:25 AM IST
It is possible that a covid positive person may test negative in an RT-PCR test, but the double mutant strain is not the reason, Dr Anurag Agarwal has said.
After Maharashtra, which has 638,034 active cases, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh have reported over 100,000 active cases each.
Updated on Apr 17, 2021 06:55 AM IST
, Hindustan Times, New DelhiNeeraj Chauhan
The test, dubbed NIRVANA, can simultaneously test for other viruses such as influenza that might be mistaken for the coronavirus, the researchers said.
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 03:14 PM IST
PTI | , Los Angeles
The researchers noted that their process simplifies sample handling compared to swab-based PCR tests that are widely used to diagnose Covid-19.
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 12:19 PM IST
PTI | , Washington
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
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 10:07 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
Updated on Jan 17, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Ganguly was kept busy by the conduct of the Indian Premier League in the UAE from mid-September to early November.
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Press Trust of India |Press Trust of India
Teams deployed will request salespersons and shop owners besides customers in the markets to get tested
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 10:26 PM IST
The education department takes care of testing of teachers of government schools, but private institutes have to manage on their own
Published on Sep 29, 2020 11:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ambala | , AmbalaHT Correspondent
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
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Honolulu |Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
The tourists, said forest officials, will have to get the RT-PCR test done 96 hours before the visit to the park.
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 04:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Haldwani |Ankur Sharma