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Move over humans, China testing fish and hippopotamus for COVID-19
In China, an official notice said that apart from humans, some forms of sea life are also expected to join the latest COVID-19 mass-testing drive
Cannes Film Festival 2022: No Mask and COVID-19 Testing Required This Year
The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 17 to 28; masks and covid testing are not mandatory.
India COVID-19 update: 1,007 test positive in a single day, active cases increase to 11,058
India's total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 4,30,39,023. As many as 818 patients got recovered from the virus on Wednesday
Quick COVID-19 breathalyser test for mass screening in public spaces developed by researchers in Singapore
Currently, the gold standard for COVID-19 testing is a technique called reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.