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Portuguese hotels 'excited' to welcome back UK tourists from Monday(Pexels)

Portugal will allow British tourists to enter borders from May 17

Reuters | , Lisbon
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 07:33 AM IST
Portugal has finally made a decision and will be welcoming back tourist from UK from May 17. The international travellers will have to show a negative RTPCR test taken 72 hours before departure.
The ICMR chief added that the need of the hour is to aggressively use RAT at the field and rural levels to increase access and availability and detect Covid-19 infection faster. (HT file photo)
The ICMR chief added that the need of the hour is to aggressively use RAT at the field and rural levels to increase access and availability and detect Covid-19 infection faster. (HT file photo)

Govt focuses on increasing rapid antigen tests for faster Covid-19 testing

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 07:02 PM IST
As part of the revised testing strategy, multiple 24x7 operational RAT booths will be set up in cities, towns and villages, said Dr Bhargava.
It is the biggest lab of South Delhi conducting more than 1,000 RT-PCR Covid-19 tests and other tests on a daily basis. (Representational Image)
It is the biggest lab of South Delhi conducting more than 1,000 RT-PCR Covid-19 tests and other tests on a daily basis. (Representational Image)

Fire erupts at Delhi lab conducting over 1,000 RT-PCR Covid-19 tests daily

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 02:09 PM IST
Delhi police stated that the entire staff of the Greater Kailash police station rushed to the spot and helped the staff of the lab to get out of the premises.
Passengers from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh will have to present report of negative RT-PCR tests conducted within 72 hours before boarding the flights.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Passengers from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh will have to present report of negative RT-PCR tests conducted within 72 hours before boarding the flights.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Covid -ve report must for air passengers to Bengal from 9 states starting today

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 11:34 AM IST
The order mandating travellers from the five states with heavy caseloads to have proof of being Covid negative comes into effect on the day the state goes to the polls in the seventh phase of elections for its legislative assembly.
Travellers without a negative report will be placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days, the government had said.(ANI representative image)
Travellers without a negative report will be placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days, the government had said.(ANI representative image)

Four airlines may face action for not checking RT-PCR report of Maha passengers

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 07:35 AM IST
The Delhi government had last week announced that it will be mandatory for anyone travelling to Delhi from Maharashtra to carry a negative RT-PCR report dated 72 hours prior to arrival.
Passengers seen at Chandigarh International Airport in Chandigarh during the lockdown imposed in 2020. (ANI Photo)
Passengers seen at Chandigarh International Airport in Chandigarh during the lockdown imposed in 2020. (ANI Photo)

Punjab makes negative RT-PCR test mandatory for air travellers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 11:02 PM IST
Punjab has witnessed a surge in Covid-19 cases since March.
A healthcare worker gets a sample of a swab for the COVID-19 test, in Lahaul Spiti. (ANI)
A healthcare worker gets a sample of a swab for the COVID-19 test, in Lahaul Spiti. (ANI)

Negative RT-PCR report needed to enter Himachal Pradesh after April 16

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 06:38 PM IST
  • Himachal Pradesh joins Delhi, Assam, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Karnataka who have also issued similar orders following the rise in cases of the coronavirus disease across the nation.
A health worker collects a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 infection.(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)
A health worker collects a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 infection.(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

Rajasthan makes Covid test mandatory to participate in religious festivals

PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 08:18 PM IST
The mass gathering events, said the secretary, have the potential to facilitate the transmission of the virus and disrupt the gains made by the country in Covid19 management.
The association also contended that the price cap cannot be made applicable to TrueNat and CBNAAT tests, which are also used to detect Covid-19 infection, as they use cartridges which are very expensive.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The association also contended that the price cap cannot be made applicable to TrueNat and CBNAAT tests, which are also used to detect Covid-19 infection, as they use cartridges which are very expensive.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi HC seeks state govt stand on plea against price cap on RTPCR tests

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Justice Navin Chawla issued notice to the Delhi government and sought its stand on the plea by an Association of Practising Pathologists which has contended that the price fixed would not cover the cost of consumables to be used in the test.
The test rates had been revised following a downward revision in other states, the order said. Delhi and Gujarat are among some states which have reduced charges of RT- PCR test.(Bloomberg)
The test rates had been revised following a downward revision in other states, the order said. Delhi and Gujarat are among some states which have reduced charges of RT- PCR test.(Bloomberg)

Bihar caps cost of Covid RT-PCR test at Rs 800, down from Rs 1,500

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:02 PM IST
It also brought down the rate of rapid antigen detection tests to Rs 250. Both, RT-PCR and rapid antigen tests are used to detect Covid-19.
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