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Can Covid-19 Home Testing Kit Detect Omicron Variant?

Jan 04, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Omicron variant of the coronavirus is bringing about more and more Covid-19 cases all over the world. As people fear going out even for the testing of its infection, they ask whether the at-home testing kits might be able to do the job.

Karan Johar Slams Reports That His House Is Covid Hotspot; Tests Negative For Covid-19

Dec 15, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

"To some members of the media, I would like to clarify that an eight-person intimate gathering is not a 'party'," said Karan Johar in a statement on Instagram.


Assam Researchers Develop Covid-19 Test Kit To Detect Omicron In 2 Hours: All You Need To Know

A team of scientists from ICMR Assam have developed a Covid-19 test kit that can detect Omicron in two hours, cutting down hours of waiting time for international flyers at airports.

CDSCO Approves Shelf Life Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Responding to a question on the shelf life of Covid vaccines approved in the country and their active period among the vaccinated people, Mandaviya, in a written reply, said the vaccines were developed very recently, therefore, scientific evidence regarding the duration of protection is still evolving globally.


Omicron: What Are Maharashtra's New Travel Guidelines That Centre Deemed 'Divergent'?

Omicron Covid-19 variant: The Centre has termed new international travel guidelines by Maharashtra government ‘divergent’ and has asked the state to align with its already issued SOPs by Union Health Ministry.

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01 November, 2021

Disneyland Shanghai Shuts Down After One Individual Tests Positive For Covid-19

Outlook Web Bureau

One individual who tested positive of COVID-19, discovered by authorities in the nearby city of Hangzhou, had visited Disneyland on Saturday.


19 October, 2021

India Records Lowest Covid-19 Infections in 231 Days, Active Cases At 277 Day Low

Outlook Web Desk

The death toll due to Covid-19 climbed to 4,52,454 with 164 fresh fatalities, while the active cases declined to 1,83,118, the lowest in 227 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.


05 October, 2021

Indian Woman Jailed In Singapore For Breaking Covid-19 Rules

Outlook Web Desk

Under Singaporean Law, those diagnosed with an acute respiratory infection and given an MC cannot leave their home until they test negative for Covid-19.


22 August, 2021

UK Rolls Out Free Home Antibody Tests For Covid Positive Persons

Outlook Web Bureau

Under the new scheme, anyone aged over 18 will be able to opt in to take part when booking a PCR Covid-19 test through NHS Test and Trace system.


06 August, 2021

Fake Covid Test During Kumbh: ED Conducts Raids, Files Money Laundering Case

Outlook Web Bureau

The ED said it has seized 'incriminating documents, bogus bills, laptops, mobile phones and property documents and Rs 30.9 lakh cash' during the raids


04 August, 2021

As Covid Cases Spike, Himachal Pradesh Makes RT-PCR Test Mandatory For Tourists

Ashwani Sharma

Those having received both doses of the vaccine will be exempted from this on producing valid vaccine proof/certificates, a detailed Disaster Management Cell advisory said.


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28 July, 2021

Arunachal Pradesh Logs 443 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 More Fatalities Reported

Outlook Web Desk

Of the fresh cases, 407 were detected through Rapid Antigen Test, 19 through RT-PCR and 17 by TrueNat method.


27 July, 2021

Ahead of Covid Third Wave, Indian Households Remain Shockingly Unprepared

Rakhi Bose

A survey across 7,116 rural and urban poor households in India found that only 9 per cent had access to a thermometer while only 3 per cent had access to oxygen cylinders.


23 July, 2021

India Records 35,342 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, 483 Fatalities Recorded In 24 Hours

Outlook Web Desk

16,68,561 tests to detect the infection were carried out on Thursday, taking the total number of such tests conducted so far in the country to 45,29,39,545.


19 July, 2021

UP Makes Negative RT-PCR Report Mandatory For People Coming From States With High Positivity Rate

Outlook Web Bureau

The RT-PCR report should not be older than four days, the UP government said.


18 July, 2021

India Logs 41,157 Fresh Covid Cases, 518 Fatalities Reported In 24 Hours

Outlook Web Desk

The ministry said that 19,36,709 tests were conducted on Saturday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 44,39,58,663.


16 July, 2021

PM Urges States With Rising Covid Cases To Take Measures To Prevent Third Wave

Outlook Web Desk

Rise in Covid cases in Maharashtra and Kerala is a matter of grave concern for the country, PM Modi said.


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13 July, 2021

Tripura Fights Covid-19 With Spot Antigen Tests And Heavy Fines For Violators

Pinaki Das

Random antigen testing was started in Tripura on Monday and one of the 41 persons tested on the first day tested positive for Covid-19.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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