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India logs 3,207 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate at 0.95%
India

India logs 3,207 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate at 0.95%

India currently has 20,403 active cases of COVID-19. There has been a decrease of 232 cases in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total coronavirus cases in the country

Beijing kicks off 3-day COVID-19 mass testing of over 3.5 million people
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Beijing kicks off 3-day COVID-19 mass testing of over 3.5 million people

Chaoyang disease prevention and control leading team said the COVID-19 test applies to all who are living and working in the district, which will be conducted respectively on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Explained: Why you shouldn’t take your COVID-19 test on Day 1 of showing symptoms
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Explained: Why you shouldn’t take your COVID-19 test on Day 1 of showing symptoms

Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava said on the first day the test will be negative as it takes time for the virus to grow in the human body

Swiss govt says fully vaccinated persons from India can enter country without COVID-19 test or quarantine
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Swiss govt says fully vaccinated persons from India can enter country without COVID-19 test or quarantine

Those who have neither been vaccinated nor have recovered must present a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test and go into quarantine on entry

Grammy Awards amid COVID-19: A peek into masks, testing and a subdued celebration of music
Arts & Culture

Grammy Awards amid COVID-19: A peek into masks, testing and a subdued celebration of music

Built around performances, full of singing and shouting, and with the biggest crowd of any awards show, the Grammys seem uniquely wrong for a world still in the coronavirus pandemic.

Delhi makes negative COVID-19 report mandatory for travellers arriving from five states
India

Delhi makes negative COVID-19 report mandatory for travellers arriving from five states

People arriving from Maharashtra Kerala, Chhattisgarh, MP and Punjab will have to show a negative RT-PCR test from 27 February to 15 March

Google Trends 2020: IPL overtakes coronavirus to become most searched topic; everything that trended in India this year
India

Google Trends 2020: IPL overtakes coronavirus to become most searched topic; everything that trended in India this year

While coronavirus was among the top 10 Google trends globally, Indian Premier League came out on top in India, even beating terms relating to the US Presidential election 2020

Scientists at IISc are developing a Covid-19 test based on Raman spectroscopy, artificial intelligence
science

Scientists at IISc are developing a Covid-19 test based on Raman spectroscopy, artificial intelligence

Using AI and deep learning, the Covid-19 detection process will be automated, rapid and won't require any extraction procedure.

Smartphone-based Covid-19 test uses CRISPR technology, returns results in under 30 mins
News & Analysis

Smartphone-based Covid-19 test uses CRISPR technology, returns results in under 30 mins

The new diagnostic test can generate a positive or negative result, as well as measure the viral load, or concentration of virus, in the sample.

Moderna files for emergency use authorisation of COVID-19 vaccine; Rajasthan announces lockdown in containment zones
India

Moderna files for emergency use authorisation of COVID-19 vaccine; Rajasthan announces lockdown in containment zones

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 94,31,691 with 38,772 new infections on Monday, while the toll climbed to 1,37,139 after 443 more fatalities reported

Feluda paper strip test for COVID-19 to be available in Indian markets by November-end
India

Feluda paper strip test for COVID-19 to be available in Indian markets by November-end

The CRISPR Feluda COVID-19 test was given approved for use by the Indian Council of Medical Research in September.

Hong Kong bars Air India flights for fourth time as passengers test positive for COVID-19
India

Hong Kong bars Air India flights for fourth time as passengers test positive for COVID-19

According to govt officials, the Hong Kong government has barred Mumbai-Hong Kong flights from 28 October to 10 November

WHO plans to distribute 120 mn rapid COVID-19 test kits to poorer nations at $5 each
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WHO plans to distribute 120 mn rapid COVID-19 test kits to poorer nations at $5 each

The quick tests, to be distributed in 133 countries over the next six months, are not the most reliable but are fast, cheap and easy to carry out.

Babulal Marandi tests positive for COVID-19; ex-Jharkhand CM to remain in home quarantine in Ranchi
India

Babulal Marandi tests positive for COVID-19; ex-Jharkhand CM to remain in home quarantine in Ranchi

Marandi recently returned from Delhi and was supposed to go on a four-day tour of Dumka on Saturday, state BJP spokesperson Saroj Singh said

DCGI approves commercial launch of Tata Group's low-cost COVID-19 test 'Feluda'
India

DCGI approves commercial launch of Tata Group's low-cost COVID-19 test 'Feluda'

This test uses an indigenously-developed, cutting-edge CRISPR technology for detecting the virus' genome sequence

Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel undergoes home isolation after testing COVID-19 positive
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Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel undergoes home isolation after testing COVID-19 positive

Patel had undergone COVID-19 test after one of his attendants was detected with the infection on Thursday

FDA flags inaccuracies in widely-used genetic COVID-19 test that returned false positive results
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FDA flags inaccuracies in widely-used genetic COVID-19 test that returned false positive results

The FDA suggested that the problem could be related to incorrect use of equipment used in preparing samples for processing.

No fresh COVID-19 test on Amit Shah, clarifies MHA after Manoj Tiwari claims home minister tested negative for coronavirus
India

No fresh COVID-19 test on Amit Shah, clarifies MHA after Manoj Tiwari claims home minister tested negative for coronavirus

A Home Ministry official said when a test will be done, everyone will be informed. He also asked everyone not to speculate on the home minister's health

Due to clinical trials, data testing, COVID-19 vaccine cannot be expected before early 2021: CCMB Director Rakesh Mishra
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Due to clinical trials, data testing, COVID-19 vaccine cannot be expected before early 2021: CCMB Director Rakesh Mishra

CCMB is currently doing 400-500 tests per day and sent proposals to ICMR to undertake a new method which will consume less time and manpower.

Coronavirus pandemic: Test, test, test, the WHO has exhorted the world; how has India fared and is the ICMR paying heed?
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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