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India announces new guidelines, makes seven-day quarantine mandatory for all international arrivals from 11 January
India

India announces new guidelines, makes seven-day quarantine mandatory for all international arrivals from 11 January

As per the new guidelines, international travellers from 'countries at risk' will have to submit samples for COVID testing at the point of arrival

Omicron surge: Centre asks nine states, Union territories to step up COVID-19 testing
India

Omicron surge: Centre asks nine states, Union territories to step up COVID-19 testing

In the absence of sufficient testing, it is rather impossible to determine the true level of COVID-19 infection spread in the community, Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry Arti Ahuja said in her letter dated 5 January, 2022.

As Joe Biden announces renewed focus on COVID-19 testing, those tests can be hard to find
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As Joe Biden announces renewed focus on COVID-19 testing, those tests can be hard to find

Across the country, people are preparing for out-of-state travel and indoor gatherings with multiple generations of the same family. Many spend hours in line just to be turned away because the site ran out of tests.

Omicron: Parliamentary panel recommends evaluation of vaccines, more research for booster dose
India

Omicron: Parliamentary panel recommends evaluation of vaccines, more research for booster dose

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, which presented its report on Friday, also said that concerns with regard to the new strain developing immune escape mechanism should be critically addressed.

Joe Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find as demand of kits outrun supply
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Joe Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find as demand of kits outrun supply

The tests have already disappeared from pharmacy shelves in many parts of the US, and manufacturers warn it will take them weeks to ramp up production, after scaling it back amid plummeting demand over the summer

Kumbh Mela: Uttarakhand govt files FIR against labs for fake COVID-19 tests, all you need to know
India

Kumbh Mela: Uttarakhand govt files FIR against labs for fake COVID-19 tests, all you need to know

The firm, Max Corporate Service, Nalwa Laboratories Private Limited of Hisar, and Delhi-based Dr Lalchandani Lab have been accused of issuing fake negative test reports

Unseen Warriors of COVID: In UP's Bijnor, paramedics and local doctors help villagers wary of hospitals
India

Unseen Warriors of COVID: In UP's Bijnor, paramedics and local doctors help villagers wary of hospitals

From checking up on patients showing symptoms of COVID-19, to providing them with medicines at low cost, physicians and paramedic staff provided the much-needed care as Bijnor battled the second wave

COVID-19 situation 'stabilising' claims Centre even as daily cases rise; TN, Mizoram, JK extend lockdown
India

COVID-19 situation 'stabilising' claims Centre even as daily cases rise; TN, Mizoram, JK extend lockdown

The situation of vaccination seemed grim in Delhi, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stating that the inoculation drive for people between the ages of 18-45 will be shut due to a paucity of doses

Mylab Discovery Solutions develops one crore DIY COVID-19 testing kits, roll out likely on 1 June
India

Mylab Discovery Solutions develops one crore DIY COVID-19 testing kits, roll out likely on 1 June

The home test kit christened 'COVISELF', which produces a result in 15 minutes for symptomatic patients, was cleared by the ICMR on Wednesday

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'An uncharted territory of travelling through an unperceived threat'
Lifestyle

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'An uncharted territory of travelling through an unperceived threat'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Coronavirus Updates: No Holi celebrations, only 'Holika Dahan' allowed, says Gujarat Deputy CM after state reports surge in cases
India

Coronavirus Updates: No Holi celebrations, only 'Holika Dahan' allowed, says Gujarat Deputy CM after state reports surge in cases

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The govt will only allow 'Holika Dahan', a pyre lighting ritual symbolizing the victory of good over evil on the eve of Holi, that too with a limited number of people in housing societies and villages, said deputy CM Nitin Patel

Covid-19 testing: Everything you know about Covid-19 tests, interpreting results, reliability
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Covid-19 testing: Everything you know about Covid-19 tests, interpreting results, reliability

Tests are useful when used correctly, and when you know the limits of the information they give you.

India records 22,065 new infections, lowest daily count in over 5 months; tally over 99.06 lakh
India

India records 22,065 new infections, lowest daily count in over 5 months; tally over 99.06 lakh

The toll due to the coronavirus infection reached 1,43,709 on Tuesday with 354 new deaths. India's active COVID-19 cases remained below four lakh

NBA says eight more players have tested positive for coronavirus as preseason games loom on horizon
Sports

NBA says eight more players have tested positive for coronavirus as preseason games loom on horizon

Preseason games across the NBA begin on Friday and the regular season is scheduled to begin with two games on 22 December.

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.

US to distribute 6.4 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in first tranche by year-end
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US to distribute 6.4 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in first tranche by year-end

The federal government will issue recommendations for who should be prioritised — likely the elderly, high-risk, and frontline workers — but local authorities will make the final call

WHO advises against use of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19, says drug has no 'important effect' to reduce deaths
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WHO advises against use of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19, says drug has no 'important effect' to reduce deaths

A WHO Guideline Development Group of international experts said there was 'no evidence based on currently available data that the anti-viral drug does improve patient-important outcomes'

Italy to receive 3.4 mn doses of Pfizer vaccine in Jan, will provide first tranche to 1.6 mn people
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Italy to receive 3.4 mn doses of Pfizer vaccine in Jan, will provide first tranche to 1.6 mn people

Italy's special commissioner for the virus emergency said he expected Pfizer's authorization from the European Medical Agency to be completed in time for the first vaccines to be administered in January

Second COVID-19 wave in Maharashtra likely in Jan-Feb; govt asks authorities to not get complacent on testing
India

Second COVID-19 wave in Maharashtra likely in Jan-Feb; govt asks authorities to not get complacent on testing

In a circular, the Maharashtra govt also asked local authorities to ensure there are testing labs in each district and municipal corporation limits