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On day 1 of random testing, 110 foreign passengers screened at Delhi Airport

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.

India has put its focus back on Covid-19 due to China witnessing the worst outbreak in three years. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Archive)(HT_PRINT)
India has put its focus back on Covid-19 due to China witnessing the worst outbreak in three years. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Archive)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Dec 25, 2022 02:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi to review Covid situation in India today amid surge in cases in China

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”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 22, 2022 10:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

China's Covid test diagnostic firms are owed billions in unpaid bills, fear debt

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.

A resident at a Covid-19 testing booth in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022.(Bloomberg)
A resident at a Covid-19 testing booth in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022.(Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 06:42 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Monkeypox Virus: Symptoms, transmission, whether PCR is helpful in detecting it

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

Monkeypox Virus: Symptoms, transmission, whether PCR is helpful in detecting it (Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay )
Monkeypox Virus: Symptoms, transmission, whether PCR is helpful in detecting it (Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay )
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 02:59 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Analysis-Test, test, test? Scientists question costly mass covid checks

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.

Analysis-Test, test, test? Scientists question costly mass COVID checks(PTI)
Analysis-Test, test, test? Scientists question costly mass COVID checks(PTI)
Published on May 11, 2022 11:31 AM IST
Reuters | , Copenhagen/london

Thailand mulls easing Covid test rules for overseas visitors to attract tourists

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.

Thailand mulls easing Covid test rules for overseas visitors to attract tourists (REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa)
Thailand mulls easing Covid test rules for overseas visitors to attract tourists (REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa)
Published on Apr 07, 2022 08:04 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

No more RT-PCR test mandate for Kerala, Goa travellers in K'taka. Check new rule

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.

Last week, the Karnataka government waived the negative RT-PCR test mandate for travellers entering the state from Maharashtra. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Last week, the Karnataka government waived the negative RT-PCR test mandate for travellers entering the state from Maharashtra. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 07:36 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Covid-19: Jharkhand slashes RT-PCR, rapid antigen test rates. Check new prices

An RT-PCR test in Jharkhand will now cost ₹300 instead of ₹400, the new order said.

A health worker takes a person’s swab sample for RT-PCR Covid-19 testing at an UPHC in Wazirabad, in Gurugram. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
A health worker takes a person’s swab sample for RT-PCR Covid-19 testing at an UPHC in Wazirabad, in Gurugram. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 06:31 PM IST

Scientists develop Covid diagnosis test using X-rays, say it's 98% accurate

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.

Healthcare workers process Covid-19 test at a government department in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo)
Healthcare workers process Covid-19 test at a government department in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 07:53 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre pulls up states/UTs on drop in Covid testing, cites positivity trend

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.

“However, it is seen from the data available on the ICMR portal that testing has declined in many states and Union territories,” Union health ministry said in its letter to states, UTs. In picture - A health worker collects swab samples for Covid test in Noida.(HT Photo)
“However, it is seen from the data available on the ICMR portal that testing has declined in many states and Union territories,” Union health ministry said in its letter to states, UTs. In picture - A health worker collects swab samples for Covid test in Noida.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 06:26 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Maha: Nineteen students of Navodaya school test positive for COVID-19

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.

Maha: Nineteen students of Navodaya school test positive for COVID-19
Maha: Nineteen students of Navodaya school test positive for COVID-19
Published on Dec 25, 2021 02:20 PM IST
PTI | , Pune

Karan Johar tests negative, slams reports calling his home 'Covid hotspot'

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. 

Karan Johar confirmed he tested negative for Covid-19 and addressed reports suggesting his house was a ‘hotspot’ for the virus. 
Karan Johar confirmed he tested negative for Covid-19 and addressed reports suggesting his house was a ‘hotspot’ for the virus. 
Published on Dec 15, 2021 12:35 PM IST

6 test Covid positive on Day 1 of new guidelines, samples sent for Omicron test

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.

Passengers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on Wednesday, on the first day of Centre's travel guidelines.(ANI Photo)
Passengers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on Wednesday, on the first day of Centre's travel guidelines.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 08:46 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: States with high case positivity asked to ramp up testing

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

India’s health minister Mansukh Mandaviya at a press conference in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
India’s health minister Mansukh Mandaviya at a press conference in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 24, 2021 01:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Negative RT-PCR report for entering apartment, buying liquor | Check list

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.

Police personnel are checking RT-PCR test reports of tourists coming to Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. ((Photo by Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times))
Police personnel are checking RT-PCR test reports of tourists coming to Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. ((Photo by Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times))
Published on Aug 14, 2021 06:15 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

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

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.

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.(ANI File Photo)
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.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 12:29 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

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.

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. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
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. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
Published on Jul 25, 2021 03:39 PM IST
ANI |

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

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

Uttarakhand Police have increased surveillance and put up border checkposts to regulate the flow of tourists to hill destinations like Mussoorie and Nainital.(ANI Photo)
Uttarakhand Police have increased surveillance and put up border checkposts to regulate the flow of tourists to hill destinations like Mussoorie and Nainital.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 12:33 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

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.

Passenger arriving in Finland may soon be fined hundreds of euros for refusing to take a coronavirus test.(Photo by Nenad MIHAJLOVIC/AFP)
Passenger arriving in Finland may soon be fined hundreds of euros for refusing to take a coronavirus test.(Photo by Nenad MIHAJLOVIC/AFP)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 10:25 AM IST
PTI |

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

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.

A Medic in PPE takes swab samples from a health worker for RT-PCR at a government hospital in New Delhi.(ANI)
A Medic in PPE takes swab samples from a health worker for RT-PCR at a government hospital in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 23, 2021 01:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

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

After Maharashtra, which has 638,034 active cases, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh have reported over 100,000 active cases each.

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. (PTI)
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. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2021 06:55 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

The test, dubbed NIRVANA, can simultaneously test for other viruses such as influenza that might be mistaken for the coronavirus, the researchers said.

The researchers noted that testing the population is key to stopping the spread of the virus.(Bloomberg)
The researchers noted that testing the population is key to stopping the spread of the virus.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 03:14 PM IST
PTI | , Los Angeles

Novel chip for Covid-19 testing delivers results on smartphone

The researchers noted that their process simplifies sample handling compared to swab-based PCR tests that are widely used to diagnose Covid-19.

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

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

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

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)
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 10:07 AM IST
ANI |

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

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

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)
Updated on Jan 17, 2021 07:44 AM IST
PTI |

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

Ganguly was kept busy by the conduct of the Indian Premier League in the UAE from mid-September to early November.

Former Indian captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly(Twitter)
Former Indian captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India

Covid tests in Chandigarh markets with high footfall

Teams deployed will request salespersons and shop owners besides customers in the markets to get tested

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)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 10:26 PM IST
ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal

Private schools in Ambala want free Covid tests for teachers

The education department takes care of testing of teachers of government schools, but private institutes have to manage on their own

Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.(HT Photo)
Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2020 11:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ambala | ByHT Correspondent, Ambala

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

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

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)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Honolulu | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

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

The tourists, said forest officials, will have to get the RT-PCR test done 96 hours before the visit to the park.

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)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 04:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByAnkur Sharma
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