RT-PCR Test: News

30 Dec 2022


China claims COVID-19 data transparent; European officials oppose travel curbs

South Korea and Spain on Friday joined the countries which have imposed restrictions on fliers arriving from China, as it insists that its COVID-19 data is transparent in contrast to the Western media reporting an overwhelming surge of cases.

29 Dec 2022


India mandates negative RT-PCR report for fliers from China, others

The Centre has made negative RT-PCR results mandatory for fliers arriving in the country from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand starting January 1.

28 Dec 2022


COVID-19: China returnee mother-daughter duo test positive in Tamil Nadu 

A woman and her daughter (6), who recently returned from China, tested COVID-19 positive at Madhurai airport in Tamil Nadu, PTI reported on Wednesday citing officials.

14 Sep 2021

Nitin Gadkari

Tech for saline gargle RT-PCR test transferred to MSME Ministry

A Nagpur-based research institute has transferred the know-how of an indigenous saline gargle RT-PCR test for COVID-19 to the Union Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry, a statement said Sunday.

11 Sep 2021


Police nabs 12 people for running fake RT-PCR certificate racket

The Puri Police has registered three cases and arrested 12 persons on charges of running a fake RT-PCR certificate racket that provided forged documents to people for getting entry into Shree Jagannath temple in Puri.

02 Sep 2021


Double vaccinated incoming passengers exempted from RT-PCR test in Assam

All the COVID-19 double vaccinated incoming passengers have been exempted from the mandatory RT-PCR tests on arrival at airports, railways, and road border points in Assam, according to a directive issued by the state health department on Wednesday.

17 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

Stop RT-PCR tests of vaccinated travelers, Assam MP urges PM

A Rajya Sabha member and Congress MP Ripun Bora in a letter appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to stop COVID-19 tests of fully vaccinated travelers in Assam, saying such a step is nothing but a "wastage of resources" and "harassment of people."

02 Jun 2021


Ensure passengers carry negative COVID-19 report, Singapore tells airlines

Singapore authorities have told airlines to ensure that those coming to Singapore have a valid negative coronavirus test report before boarding a flight.

You can now self-test COVID-19 at home; ICMR issues advisory

India's first test kit that allows you to test yourself for the coronavirus right at home has been approved.

ICMR revises testing guidelines; dos and don'ts for RT-PCR tests

In the wake of the upsurge in COVID-19 cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday issued new testing guidelines in a bid to reduce pressure on overburdened diagnostic laboratories across the country.

19 Apr 2021


Clinical features, CT scans will rule out false negatives: Experts

Amid a staggering surge in COVID-19 cases, India's top experts on Monday said RT-PCR tests detect coronavirus in around 80 percent of the cases, so clinical features and CT scans/chest X-rays should be used to rule out false negatives in symptomatic patients followed by a repeat test after 24 hours.

24 Mar 2021


Gujarat mandates negative COVID-19 report for those traveling from Maharashtra

The Gujarat government has made it mandatory for people coming from neighboring Maharashtra to carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours.

03 Mar 2021


Odisha students tested COVID-19 positive due to faulty testing kits

Twenty-five students of a technology university in Odisha's Sambalpur District were detected COVID-19 positive as the kits used to test them were faulty, a senior state government official said on Tuesday.