RT-PCR Test: News
30 Dec 2022China
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 2022COVID-19
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 2022COVID-19
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 2021Nitin 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 2021Puri
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 2021Assam
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 2021Narendra 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 2021Singapore
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.
20 May 2021Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
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.
05 May 2021Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
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 2021COVID-19
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 2021Maharashtra
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 2021Odisha
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.