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ICMR approves dry swab RT-PCR method for Covid detection

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The simple and fast method of dry swab-direct RT-PCR, developed by CSIR's constituent lab Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, for scaling up coronavirus detection has now been approved by the Indian...

Random Covid testing at Delhi-Noida border from Wednesday

Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases in the NCR, particularly in the national capital, authorities in Noida have decided that people coming from Delhi to Noida will be randomly tested for the virus from Wednesday...

IGI starts on demand Covid testing for all passengers

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has now started Covid-19 testing for all domestic passengers. The facility was on a pilot run since October 28 and received a go ahead from the authorities on...

‘FELUDA’ test to roll out in next few weeks: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that rollout of the indigenously-developed faster and cheaper “FELUDA” Covid-19 test is expected in the next few weeks. “While I cannot put an exact date on the availability, we should...

New global test will give Covid test results ‘in minutes’

Geneva, Sep 29 (IANS) A test that can diagnose Covid-19 in minutes will dramatically expand the capacity to detect cases in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The $5 test could transform tracking of Covid-19...

ICMR completes second serosurvey, analysis underway in final stage

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has completed the second round of the countrywide serological survey (serosurvey) to detect the prevalence of the COVID-19 disease and its analysis is underway in the final...

Rapid 90-minute Covid-19 test shown to be highly accurate

London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have created a 90-minute high speed Covid-19 test which does not require a laboratory and can be performed in cartridges smaller than a mobile phone with high accuracy. The study, published in the journal The...

‘Slower testing, delayed peaking and lagging recovery for India’

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Of the top six states worst hit by Covid, new cases are rising again in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka while Maharashtra is seeing a sharp uptick. The latest Covid tracker by JM Financial flags...

ICMR recommends ‘test on-demand’ for Covid-19

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued an advisory on the strategy for Covid-19 testing in which it has recommended "testing on demand". According to the advisory, testing on demand should be done...

IPHA advised government to relook its Covid 19 testing strategy

New Delhi, Sep 1 (ANI): Experts from Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) have recommended the Central government relook the Covid-19 testing strategy in such a way that it results in guiding the public health response and effectively limiting the...

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Fuel prices rise again, reach new highs on Friday

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices rose sharply again on Friday reaching new all-time high levels...