Tag: RT-PCR

Delhi records zero Covid death, 31 new cases

No death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Delhi for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, while 31 new cases were reported with a positivity...

COVID-19: Hazards of not reopening schools too serious to be ignored, says parliamentary panel

The hazards of not reopening schools after prolonged closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic are “too serious to be ignored”, according to a parliamentary panel....

Kerala Covid cases: Lack of active surveillance, low levels of contact tracing: Central team on Kerala Covid surge

The Central team that visited Kerala to review the Covid-19 situation in the state found lack of active surveillance to detect cases, and low levels...

Govt exempts Olympic returnees from RT-PCR test

Athletes, officials and media returning to the country from Tokyo Olympics will not be required to produce RT-PCR negative test reports for COVID-19 before their...

Delta plus: Level 3 curbs in Maharashtra to contain COVID-19 spread

In view of cases of the Delta plus variant of COVID-19 emerging in Maharashtra, the state government on Friday announced ‘state-level trigger’ for imposing restrictions...

1 lakh Covid-19 tests during Kumbh festival fake: Report

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 15, 2021) Just days after a preliminary probe by the Uttarakhand health department suggested that many of the...

Wait 6 weeks for surgery after Covid, says ICMR

(This story originally appeared in on May 31, 2021) PUNE: Recovered Covid patients opting for non-urgent or elective surgeries are being asked by surgeons to...

K’taka health infrastructure ramped up significantly to fight COVID-19: Health Minister

Defending the Karnataka government over its handling of the COVID-19 crisis, health minister K Sudhakar on Sunday said health infrastructure in the state has been...

Maharashtra’s Bhosi village breaks coronavirus infection chain by isolation

Two months ago, a girl in Bhosi village of Maharashtra’s Nanded district was found coronavirus positive, infected after attending a wedding. Days later, five people...

Aadhaar card: Is Aadhaar mandatory for prisoners to get COVID-19 vaccine? HC

The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Centre and the Maharashtra government to clarify if an Aadhaar card was mandatory for prisoners to get...

Future generations won’t forgive you, Priyanka writes to Adityanath on Covid-19 crisis | India News

LUCKNOW: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday wrote to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, alleging low testing for Covid-19, a shortage of oxygen beds...

‘Governance failure in UP’: Priyanka Gandhi slams Yogi govt’s response to Covid-19 second wave | India News

NEW DELHI: Alleging a failure of governance in Uttar Pradesh in the face of the Covid-19 second wave, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said...

Centre asks Union territories to ramp up testing; augment lab, hospital infrastructure | India News

NEW DELHI: Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, who reviewed the Covid situation in Union territories (UT) along with health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday,...

Adhering to guidelines of ICMR, not under-reporting Covid deaths: Gujarat CM | India News

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday denied Covid deaths were being under-counted and “assured people every death is being investigated and recorded by...

Districts with 100 positive cases in the last 10 days are asked to close elementary schools: Assam health minister

Assam health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that those districts which have witnessed 100 positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 10 days’ deputy commissioners...

RT-PCR catching all Covid variants: Government | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid concerns that RT-PCR may be failing to detect SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Centre on Friday said the test “does not miss” the variants...

COVID-19: Delhi records 3,567 cases, 10 deaths; positive rate continues to rise

Delhi recorded 3,567 COVID-19 cases on Saturday and the positive rate continued to rise to 4.48 per cent from 4.11 per cent a day ago...

Cabinet Secy chairs meeting on COVID-19 status; situation in 11 states, UTs matter of ‘serious concern’

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Friday chaired a meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the country in which it was pointed out that eleven states...

Trace 25-30 contacts of each COVID-19 case: Centre to states

Tracing 25 to 30 contacts of each COVID-19 case, proper isolation and creating larger containment zones were among steps the Centre has asked states to...

COVID-19: ‘Partial lockdown’ in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad during Mar 11-Apr 4

In view of the spike in coronavirus cases, the administration in Maharashtra‘s Aurangabad on Sunday decided to impose a “partial lockdown” in the district between...

Pioneering paws: Indian Army using dogs to detect Covid-19 to cut time delay | India News

NEW DELHI: In a first for the country, the Indian Army is using its dogs for quick detection of Covid-19 to cut down time delays...

New UK strain: 8 samples taken in Delhi positive; 7 in quarantine at LNJP

NEW DELHI: Samples of eight of 14 UK returnees, who arrived in Delhi between December 21 and 22, have tested positive for the new strain...

14 more UK returnees test positive for new strain of coronavirus; total 20 | India News

NEW DELHI: Twenty people who returned to India from the United Kingdom have tested positive for the new UK variant genome of SARS-CoV-2 so far,...

Genome sequencing of all Covid-19 positive flyers who arrived in India from Dec 9 to 22 | India News

NEW DELHI: All international passengers who arrived in India from December 9 to 22 and tested positive for Covid-19 will be subjected to genome sequencing...

2020: When Indian scientists shifted focus to COVID-19 and made huge strides

NEW DELHI: India reported its first case of COVID-19 in the last week of January and scientists have been on the research treadmill ever since,...