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Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Targets Odisha Govt Over Covid-19 Testing

With the country battling the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan targeted Odisha government alleging low Covid-19 testing.

Cases will remain high in Khordha, Cuttack: Odisha Health Services Director

Commenting on the Covid-19 trends in Odisha, Director of Health Services, Bijay Mohapatra on Tuesday (May 18) stated that despite being a starting point, Sundergarh is gradually witnessing a downward.

Is Lower Testing Behind Decline In COVID-19 Cases In Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: For the last few days now, the number of daily COVID-19 cases is showing a declining trend in Odisha. On September 26, while 3,922 cases were detected in the State, it dropped to 3,235 on September 27 and 3,067 on September 28. This might be seen as a declining trend by some, but there’s […]

India Conducts Record 12 Lakh Covid-19 Tests In 24 Hours: Health Ministry

New Delhi: Crossing a crucial milestone in the battle against COVID-19, a record number of over 12 lakh tests were conducted in the country for the detection of the disease in a span of 24 hours, taking the total number of such tests performed so far to more than 6.36 crore (6,36,61,060), the Centre said […]

West Bengal Govt Mulls Not To Conduct Covid-19 Tests On Dead Bodies

Kolkata: After the sordid saga of disposal of bodies in Kolkata’s Garia locality attracted public flak, the West Bengal Health Department is now mulling not to conduct Covid-19 tests on bodies of deceased patients, especially if they were not detected with coronavirus-like symptoms. A video had gone viral on the social media last week that […]

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal goes into self-quarantine,will get tested for COVID-19

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has shown symptoms of cough, sore throat and fever, and is to go for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) test on Tuesday, sources said on Monday. It is learnt that Kejriwal had symptoms of fever from Sunday. He has kept himself isolated at his home as there is suspicion […]

New COBAS 6800 Machine To Ramp Up COVID Tests To 1.2K In 24 Hrs: Health Minister

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday inaugurated COBAS 6800 testing machine at the National Centre for Disease Control. This is the first such machine procured by the government for testing for COVID-19 cases. In his address on the occasion, the Minister said: “NCDC has been now equipped with the COBAS 6800, a […]

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Odisha Fights COVID19: 5 Bhubaneswar Schools Functioning As Testing Centres

Bhubaneswar: With Bhubaneswar emerging as a coronavirus hotspot in Odisha, the state government on Saturday opened five primary schools across the state capital to function as COVID-19 testing centres, official sources said. All the schools, located in different corners of the state capital, started functioning as testing centres from 9 am on Saturday, an official […]

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for COVID-19 tests
Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for COVID-19 tests

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus. Johnson, 55, “continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus”, a Downing Street spokesperson said on Sunday. His hospitalisation was described as a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor. On the advice of […]

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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 […]