The RT-PCR test is considered as a 'gold standard' for COVID-19 testing, and several state and city authorities presently allow people entry only if they have tested negative using this method
Tests are useful when used correctly, and when you know the limits of the information they give you.
Coronavirus Updates: Navy completes Operation Samudra Setu, repatriates 3,992 Indians from three countries
While five repatriation trips were done by ships to Male in Maldives, two were done by ships to Bandar Abbas in Iran and one to Colombo in Sri Lanka
England-bound Pakistan cricketers, staffers to be tested twice for COVID-19 before departure from Lahore
The England-bound Pakistani cricketers and officials will be tested for coronavirus twice in a space of three days before boarding a chartered flight on 28 June.
Supreme Court refuses to hear plea seeking relief, free travel for migrant workers; says govts taking appropriate steps
The top court was hearing a PIL filed by Jagdeep S Chhokar, former director in-charge of IIM, Ahmedabad, and lawyer Gaurav Jain, who have sought direction to authorities to allow migrant workers across the country to return home on free travel after the coronavirus test
A team of researchers in the US will be studying sewage water that carries stool to detect the presence of coronavirus
Coronavirus pandemic: Test, test, test, the WHO has exhorted the world; how has India fared and is the ICMR paying heed?
The coronavirus epidemic exists only to the extent it has been clinically confirmed in people who have been tested for it, a fact worth repeating in the Indian context. It’s the only means we have of understanding how much and how fast the disease has spread
The rapid testing labs, able to test around 1,400 samples per day, will be set up Delhi-NCR and Bhubaneswar.
Appropriate bio-safety and bio-security precautions should be ensured while collecting samples from a patient.
Coronavirus pandemic: US extends travel ban to UK and Ireland, mulls restrictions within country; Trump awaiting result after taking COVID-19 test
President Donald Trump announced Saturday that the United States will broaden its European travel ban, adding the United Kingdom and Ireland to its list, and was considering imposing restrictions on travel within the US to areas hit hard by the coronavirus spread
Donald Trump administration labels COVID-19 pandemic 'Made in China', defend US government's handling of outbreak
There's one thing the Trump administration wants Americans to remember about the coronavirus pandemic: It carries the 'Made in China' label.