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Tag: Covid 19 Test

Odisha To Ramp Up COVID Testing, Deadline Extended To April 30

Bhubaneswar: Following a surge in COVID-19 cases in several other states including Maharashtra, the Odisha government has decided to scale up its testing counts to make sure that the situation did not deteriorate further from the present situation when, as per claims, the spread of the deadly virus has substantially been contained. In addition to […]

Erroneous COVID Test: Rourkela Doc's Original Sample Result Comes Out Negative At RMRC

Bhubaneswar: Clearing the doubts engulfing the efficacy of COVID vaccines, the original blood sample of Dr. S Suleiman, who was tested positive for COVID-19 through RT-PCR test at IGH Rourkela last month even after receiving two doses of Covishield vaccines, came out negative at Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) on Sunday. The negative result came […]

Joe Biden Launches '100 Days Mask Challenge'; Makes COVID-19 Test, Quarantine Mandatory For People Entering US

Washington: US President Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders to address COVID-19 challenges, including making coronavirus test followed by quarantine mandatory for all travellers coming from overseas. In addition to wearing masks, everyone flying to the United States from another country will need to test before they get on that plane, before […]

UK Passengers Arriving India To Be Tested For COVID-19 Between Jan 8-Jan 30: Health Ministry
UK Passengers Arriving India To Be Tested For Covid-19 Between Jan 8-Jan 30: Health Ministry

New Delhi: All the passengers arriving India from UK between January 8 and January 30 will have to undergo self-paid Covid-19 tests, the health ministry said in a standard operating procedure (SOP) issued on Saturday. Passengers travelling from the United Kingdom to India from January 8 to 31 will now be subjected to mandatory self-paid […]

Odisha Not To Conduct COVID-19 Test After Patient's Death
Odisha Not To Conduct COVID-19 Test After Patient's Death

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to avoid delay in the release of the bodies, the Health department has issued an order on Tuesday asking all the hospitals in the State not to conduct COVID-19 test after the death of the patients. “COVID-19 test after death is discouraged to avoid undue delay in the release of body […]

DCGI Approves Commercial Launch Of Low Cost COVID-19 Paper Test Kit 'Feluda'

New Delhi: The Drugs Controller General of India has approved the commercial launch of ‘Feluda’, the Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) COVID-19 test, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) said on Saturday. This test uses an indigenously developed, cutting-edge CRISPR technology for detection of the genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, CSIR […]

Rapid 90-Minute Covid-19 Test Shown To Be Highly Accurate

London: Researchers have created a 90-minute high speed Covid-19 test which does not require a laboratory and can be performed in cartridges smaller than a mobile phone with high accuracy. The study, published in the journal The Lancet Microbe, revealed that the Lab-in-Cartridge rapid testing device, which can be performed at a patient’s bedside, was shown […]

Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly Before Dec 31
Odisha MLAs, Staff To Undergo COVID-19 Test Before Commencement Of Assembly Session

Bhubaneswar: All the MLAs, staff and others senior officials will have to undergo COVID-19 test ahead of the upcoming monsoon session of Odisha Legislative Assembly, which is likely to begin by the end of September, informed Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro on Monday. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Odisha Assembly Speaker Patro […]

Researchers Develop Fast, Accurate, Low-Cost Diagnostic Test For Covid-19

Beijing: Chinese researchers have developed a new low-cost diagnostic test for Covid-19 which quickly delivers accurate results without the need for sophisticated equipment. “In this study, we developed an isothermal, CRISPR-based diagnostic for Covid-19 with near single-copy sensitivity,” the study authors from Xuzhou Medical University in China, wrote in a paper published in the journal […]

No Ration Without COVID-19 Test!
Villagers Allegedly Denied Ration Without COVID-19 Test In Odisha

Berhampur: At a time when coronavirus cases are going over the roof, the beneficiaries of Sorada block in Ganjam district have been reportedly asked to undergo COVID-19 test before availing ration under public distribution system (PDS) scheme. According to sources, pachayat officer Prashant Kumar Behera has imposed the regulation for the beneficiaries of three villages […]

COVID-19 Recoveries In Odisha Surge Pass 30K Mark
COVID 19: Triple Antigen Test In Rourkela Soon

Rourkela: In a bid to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, Sundargarh district administration will launch triple antigen test in the city within a weak. Informing this to media, north division revenue commissioner Niranjan Sahu said, “We are planning to set up testing centres at different localities and private hospitals. We will conduct triple antigen tests which […]

Odisha Youth Buried Using JCB After Relatives, Neighbours Shun Body Fearing COVID-19

Berhampur: COVID-19 is not only taking a toll on humans but also seems to be infecting humanity as can be observed from rising cases of inhuman treatment towards the dead across the country. Such an alarming incident has been reported from Kabisuryanagar area of Ganjam district in Odisha where the body of a youth was […]

ICMR asks states to do sero-survey to measure coronavirus exposure

New Delhi: With the initial tests conducted and doubling rate of COVID-19 cases slowed nationally, the question that lingers is what’s next? In an attempt to decide the future course of action against the pandemic, the ICMR has given a detailed plan to all the states to measure coronavirus exposure in the general population as […]

Pangolin rescued from Odisha's Quarantine Centre will be tested for COVID-19

Cuttack: Odisha Forest department has decided to conduct COVID-19 test of a Pangolin that was rescued from a quarantine centre in the State. It will be for the first time that the swab samples of a pangolin will be sent for testing. On Monday, a team of Athagarh Forest division in Cuttack rescued the Pangolin […]

Odisha appeals to West Bengal returnees to come forward for COVID-19 test

Bhubaneswar: With West Bengal returnees posing problems for Odisha, which is fighting against deadly coronavirus, the state government on Friday appealed to all of them to come forward and get tested for COVID-19. The Health Department said people, who have returned from West Bengal recently, should not hide and must come forward for testing, which […]

Odisha Plans Installation Of 3 Cobas-6800 To Scale Up COVID-19 Tests To 15000 Per Day

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government said it plans to procure three more Cobas-6800 machines for carrying out faster and effective testing of samples to detect COVID-19, an official said. The state presently has only one Cobas-6800 machine installed at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar which conducts 800 tests every day. The lone Cobas machine […]

Tablighi Jamaat Returnees In Odisha
COVID19: 42 Tablighi Jamaat Returnees In Odisha Volunteer For Coronavirus Test

Bhubaneswar: As many as 42 more Tablighi Jamaat event attendees in Odisha have reported their travel history and volunteered for COVID-19 test in the state, in response to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s appeal to the community to cooperate with the authorities. With this, the total number of people in the state found to have attended […]

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ICMR Warns Against COVID-19 Tests On Suspicion, Hydroxychloroquine Sans Prescription

New Delhi: A senior scientist of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) warned people against conducting COVID-19 tests on suspicion and using hydroxychloroquine against coronavirus without medical prescription. Speaking to the media at a press conference, Raman Gangakhedkar (scientist) said, “Do not go for COVID-19 test just on suspicion or consume hydroxychloroquine medicine without […]