COVID-19 grips Kashmir as authorities limit testing, allow tourists, markets remain chock-a-block ahead of Eid
Medical experts have flagged the issue of the fast spread of COVID-19 in Kashmir which they said could further flare up
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Lack of COVID drug a violation of Article 19, notes Karnataka HC; demands real-time updates on availability
On the availability of medical oxygen, the court noted that the 'the situation is very, very bad' and added, 'We have found that people are not getting oxygen in 24 hours'
The CT value refers to the number of cycles needed to amplify the viral RNA to a detectable level
States were also advised to undertake vaccination on priority in districts reporting higher cases, and monitor mutant strain and clustering of cases for early hotspot identification and control
People arriving from Maharashtra Kerala, Chhattisgarh, MP and Punjab will have to show a negative RT-PCR test from 27 February to 15 March
Passenger flights resumed from the UK to India in limited numbers from Friday onwards after remaining suspended for 16 days due to the emergence of a new coronavirus variant in that country
However, the testing of samples collected through home visits will cost Rs 1,200. All labs and hospitals have also been asked to display the revised rates at a prominent place within 24 hours
Delhi govt asks pvt hospitals to keep reserved beds vacant; COVID death rate to come down in 2-3 weeks, says Jain
At least five persons died due to COVID-19 every hour on an average in Delhi on Sunday, while the country reported an average of 21 deaths per hour in this period
Parliamentary panel red flags rapid antigen tests: A look at what makes the testing method contentious
While experts say that rapid antigen tests can help countries with out-of-control outbreaks, India’s practice of conflating the data from rapid tests and RT-PCR tests risks painting an incomplete picture of its infection rates
According to the revised guidelines, exceptions will be given to humans in distress, pregnant women, parents accompanying children below 10 years of age as well those having death in family or serious illness
German study finds dogs can sniff out COVID-19 patients with infectious microbe, claims 94% success rate
Dogs are also shown to be able to detect various diseases including cancer, malaria, and various kinds of bacterial and viral infections.
On average, a single RT-PCR test can take up to 12-24 hours to give the results whereas this new antigen test can show results within a few minutes.