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A COVID-19 Test That Can Give Result in 30 Minutes, Awaits ICMR Approval

A COVID-19 Test That Can Give Result in 30 Minutes, Awaits ICMR Approval
Coronavirus Outbreak News
Scientists from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research have developed a COVID-19 testing strategy that they claim is as reliable as RT-PCR but much cheaper and faster ...
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Retest All COVID-19 Symptomatic Negative Cases Of Rapid Antigen Test Using RT-PCR Test: Centre

Retest All COVID-19 Symptomatic Negative Cases Of Rapid Antigen Test Using RT-PCR Test: Centre
Coronavirus Outbreak News
To not miss out on potentially positive case of COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry has urged all states and Union Territories (UTs) to mandatorily retest all symptomatic negative cases of Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) through gold-standard RT-PCR test ...
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Pooling Five COVID-19 Samples May Not Lead To Much Loss Of Sensitivity Even For Low Viral Loads: ICMR Scientist

Pooling Five COVID-19 Samples May Not Lead To Much Loss Of Sensitivity Even For Low Viral Loads: ICMR Scientist
Coronavirus Outbreak News
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted a study to understand comparative analysis of pooled testing for five and 10 sample pools by RT-PCR at ten different laboratories conducting COVID-19 testing across the country ...
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Free Food Packets For Poor Families To Encourage COVID-19 Testing In Punjab

Free Food Packets For Poor Families To Encourage COVID-19 Testing In Punjab
Coronavirus Outbreak News Punjab
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh believes that the distribution of free food packets would encourage poor families to go for early testing for COVID-19, which was imperative to check the spread of the pandemic ...
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‘On-Demand’ COVID-19 Testing For All Individuals, No Delays In Emergency Procedure Due To Lack Of Testing: Health Ministry

'On-Demand' COVID-19 Testing For All Individuals, No Delays In Emergency Procedure Due To Lack Of Testing: Health Ministry
Coronavirus Outbreak News
According to an updated advisory on COVID-19 testing, any individual can get themselves tested for COVID-19 on-demand ...
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IIIM Devises Novel Coronavirus Test Kit For Rapid Diagnosis Of COVID-19, Seeks ICMR Nod For It

IIIM Devises Novel COVID-19 Test Kit For Rapid Diagnosis Of COVID-19, Seeks ICMR Nod For It
Coronavirus Outbreak News
The new RT-LAMP assay-based COVID-19 diagnostic kit has been developed by CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine in partnership with the Reliance Industries ...
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Scientists Develop Portable, Point-Of-Care COVID-19 Test Which May Boost Testing

Scientists Develop Portable, Point-Of-Care COVID-19 Test Which May Boost Testing
Coronavirus Outbreak News
According to the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the new technology may help overcome bottlenecks in supplies and laboratory personnel which have led to long waiting times for COVID-19 test results in several parts of the world amidst the ongoing pandemic ...
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Experts Explain The Different COVID-19 Tests: Rapid Antigen Vs RT-PCR Test, Which Is Better?

Experts Explain The Different COVID-19 Tests: Rapid Antigen Vs RT-PCR Test, Which Is Better?
Coronavirus Outbreak News
Both RT-PCR test and Rapid Antigen Test lookout for the virus in the sample and are used for the diagnosis of COVID-19 ...
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Indians Anywhere Can Access COVID-19 Lab In Three Hours: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Indians Anywhere Can Access COVID-19 Lab In Three Hours: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Coronavirus Outbreak News
Addressing a virtual meeting of regional directors of World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia, Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the Coronavirus induced lockdown was utilised to augment healthcare infrastructure in the country to fight rising COVID-19 cases ...
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Jammu And Kashmir Conducting 900 COVID-19 Tests Per Million Per Day: Union Home Secretary

‘Focused Testing’ Strategy Paying Dividends, Says Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
Coronavirus Outbreak Jammu & Kashmir News
On Tuesday (August 4), Union Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla chaired a high-level meeting to review the management of COVID-19 pandemic in Jammu and Kashmir and spoke about COVID-19 testing situation ...
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Rapid Antigen Tests Comprise About 25-30 Per Cent Of Total COVID-19 Tests: Indian Council of Medical Research

Rapid Antigen Tests Comprise About 25-30 Per Cent Of Total COVID-19 Tests: Indian Council of Medical Research
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As on August 4, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has reported over two crore COVID-19 tests, out of which 26.5 lakh tests are antigen tests ...
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COVID-19: Delhi Government’s Five-Day Sero-Survey To Begin On Saturday

COVID-19: Delhi Government’s Five-Day Sero-Survey To Begin On Saturday
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According to Delhi health department, the next sero-prevalence survey will be done from August 1-5 with an aim to formulate better policies for tackling the COVID-19 situation in the national capital ...
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