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Decreased testing could lead to surge in sexually transmitted infections: Study

A new study explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on sexually transmitted infections and reveals that decreased screening and testing could lead to a possible future surge in STI cases.
Decreased testing could lead to surge in sexually transmitted infections: Study(HT Photo)
Decreased testing could lead to surge in sexually transmitted infections: Study(HT Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2021 07:54 AM IST
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Air India Express crew member flew despite testing positive

A senior member of Air India Express’s cabin crew was on duty despite the airlines being aware that she tested positive for Covid-19 around 50 minutes before the employee’s flight, it has been found. The airline, while admitting that the employee had tested positive, said it will investigate the matter further.
Meanwhile, airline sources alleged that officials tried to manipulate the employee’s report data in the scheduling system.(HT)
Meanwhile, airline sources alleged that officials tried to manipulate the employee’s report data in the scheduling system.(HT)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 05:09 AM IST
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ByNeha LM Tripathi, Mumbai

Why adequate testing is crucial to saving lives

Adequate testing, especially when the positivity rate in a region starts rising, forms a very crucial aspect of saving lives from the virus.
Most of the country’s worst-hit areas in terms of deaths all have high positivity rates, which means they aren’t testing enough(REUTERS PHOTO)
Most of the country’s worst-hit areas in terms of deaths all have high positivity rates, which means they aren’t testing enough(REUTERS PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 12:16 AM IST
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What data tells us about testing in urban and rural India

Even though the headline testing figures are lower in rural India, it may largely be better placed in terms of testing strategy than urban areas
The number of tests conducted per million people in rural districts was 14,880, compared with 26,115 tests per million in urban districts(REUTERS PHOTO)
The number of tests conducted per million people in rural districts was 14,880, compared with 26,115 tests per million in urban districts(REUTERS PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 10:25 PM IST
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Donald Trump defends US’ testing, cites India’s handling of coronavirus

“India has 1.4 billion people, they have 11 million tests,” Trump said, to contrast the 60 million tests in the United States with a population of 330 million.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.(Bloomberg)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj | Edited by Arpan Rai

UP uses rapid antigen tests to boost testing

In the week ending on Saturday, an average 93,770 samples were tested in Uttar Pradesh every day — the highest in the country in absolute numbers.
A data analysis by HT shows that the state government has relied on rapid antigen tests to improve testing numbers(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
A data analysis by HT shows that the state government has relied on rapid antigen tests to improve testing numbers(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 11:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Lucknow | ByHT Correspondents

Agressive testing has Pune Covid doubling rate at 17.6 days

The city has been reporting a drastic rise in the number of Covid-19 positive cases for one week with the highest number of positive cases within 24 hours reported on Saturday
A healthcare worker collects oral swab sample of a woman for Covid-19 test, at Sane Guruji Smarak, during lockdown on Sinhagad road, in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects oral swab sample of a woman for Covid-19 test, at Sane Guruji Smarak, during lockdown on Sinhagad road, in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 04:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | BySteffy Thevar

Pune’s Bibvewadi ward needs testing, quarantine facility

Bibvewadi ward area has three wards which include Salisbury Park-Maharshinagar, Market Yard-Indiranagar, and Upper Indiranagar.
Saurabh Rao (left) takes stock of Covid-19 situation at the Bibvewadi ward office with civic and elected officials.(HT PHOTO)
Saurabh Rao (left) takes stock of Covid-19 situation at the Bibvewadi ward office with civic and elected officials.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 21, 2020 01:53 PM IST
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‘More testing means more cases, slow it down’: Trump’s advice to Covid-19 responders

Donald Trump told the crowd in Tulsa, Oklahoma that testing was a “double-edged sword.”
US President Donald Trump smiles at the crowd as he arrives at the podium to speak during his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump smiles at the crowd as he arrives at the podium to speak during his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 08:29 AM IST
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Tulsa | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh

In Jharkhand, delayed testing strands migrants in quarantine centres

Some of the inmates have been stuck in the quarantine centres for the last 25 days waiting to know their Covid-19 status.
Migrants labourers on their 24th day at a quarantine centre at Baghmara in Dhanbad on Sunday.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)
Migrants labourers on their 24th day at a quarantine centre at Baghmara in Dhanbad on Sunday.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 07, 2020 09:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi/Dhanbad | ByBedanti Saran and Subhash Mishra| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Jodhpur’s Covid-19 testing rate higher than US, Spain, Italy, say officials

449 Covid-19 tests are being carried out daily in Jodhpur city in comparison to 435 in Spain, 205 in the USA, 375 in Italy and 307 in Germany.
District officials in Jodhpur say an aggressive testing regime has resulted in a higher number of people being detected as Covid-19 positive.(HT Photo)
District officials in Jodhpur say an aggressive testing regime has resulted in a higher number of people being detected as Covid-19 positive.(HT Photo)
Published on May 06, 2020 04:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | ByDinesh Bothra | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Covid testing takes a hit in Amritsar as 20 lab staffers home quarantined

After a 28-year old lab attendant tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, 20 other staff members were sent for home quarantine for the week. In their absence, testing at GMCH dipped 85% and samples are piling up rapidly.
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Updated on May 04, 2020 11:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByMandeep Kaur Narula, Amritsar

Locking down is not enough. Ramp up testing

Use this period to build capacity, have randomised testing for different groups and identify high-risk locations
Have randomised testing of people allowed to move around during the lockdown. It is important that their identity be recorded, while issuing passes to move during the lockdown(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Have randomised testing of people allowed to move around during the lockdown. It is important that their identity be recorded, while issuing passes to move during the lockdown(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2020 06:24 PM IST
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ByPartha Mukhopadhyay

Ramp up testing, now | HT Editorial

Opening doors for the private sector is good. Act on it swiftly
Testing saves lives by preventing the next infection(HT Photo)
Testing saves lives by preventing the next infection(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 07:05 PM IST
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Samples of fruit-eating bats to be sent for testing to check presence of Nipah virus

A Union health ministry advisory has said that the Nipah virus, which commonly affects animals such as bats, pigs, dogs, and horses, can spread to humans, causing serious illness.
Security staff being given instructions after the outbreak of Nipah virus at Medical College in Kozhikode on Saturday.(PTI photo)
Security staff being given instructions after the outbreak of Nipah virus at Medical College in Kozhikode on Saturday.(PTI photo)
Updated on May 26, 2018 03:29 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Kozhikode | ByPress Trust of India

It was God’s way of testing me, says Maya Kodnani after acquittal in Naroda Patiya case

Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, a gynaecologist by profession, was accused and convicted of inciting violence during the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre by a SIT court. However, the Gujarat high court gave her the benefit of doubt and acquitted her on Friday.
Maya Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years in jail by a SIT court in 2012. She was out on bail from July 2014.(AP File Photo)
Maya Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years in jail by a SIT court in 2012. She was out on bail from July 2014.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 11:12 PM IST
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