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.
"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.
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.
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 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.
One individual who tested positive of COVID-19, discovered by authorities in the nearby city of Hangzhou, had visited Disneyland on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Of the fresh cases, 407 were detected through Rapid Antigen Test, 19 through RT-PCR and 17 by TrueNat method.
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.
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.
The RT-PCR report should not be older than four days, the UP government said.
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.
Rise in Covid cases in Maharashtra and Kerala is a matter of grave concern for the country, PM Modi said.
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.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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