Antigen Test
West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.20

Covid test hubs dot highways in Bengal

Around 100 temporary rapid Covid testing centres have come up on national and state highways in Bengal to check if drivers and passengers entering the state are carriers of the pathogen. Sources said...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.20

Malda eyes random Covid tests in markets

A steady rise in number of Covid-19 cases in north Bengal district has made senior officials plan random tests at marketplaces. Susanta Roy, the officer on special duty (OSD) for Covid-19 in north Be...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Calcutta  /  Published 12.10.20

Govt Covid test labs to run during Puja

Covid test centres in all government medical colleges and hospitals in Calcutta will remain operational during Durga Puja. Each will have 14 laboratory technicians working in three shifts under the s...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.20

Rapid Covid tests a must for SARI patients

The Mamata Banerjee government has asked hospitals with special wards for SARI (severe acute respiratory illness) to conduct rapid antigen tests on patients as soon as they get admitted to identify an...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.09.20

India's Covid toll set to cross 1 lakh this week

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.09.20

Missing step linked to Covid spread

Health authorities in some states may themselves be fuelling the spread of the new coronavirus disease by not directing all symptomatic patients found negative on the so-called antigen tests to take t...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.20

Bengal logs 3,189 new cases, 61 deaths

Bengal on Wednesday reported 3,189 new Covid-19 cases and 61 deaths, besides 2,998 recoveries, as total cases went past 2.34 lakh, which includes over 2.05 lakh recoveries and 4,544 deaths. Bengal&rs...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.20

Death spurs no-test uproar in Midnapore

The death of an 80-year-old woman at East Midnapore's Tamluk district hospital last Friday and allegations by her family that hospital authorities “refused” her a rapid antigen test de...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.20

Covid: 3,165 cases and 62 deaths in Bengal

Bengal on Monday logged 3,165 Covid-19 cases, 62 deaths and 3,011 recoveries as the total number of patients went past 2.28 lakh, of whom nearly 1.99 lakh recovered and 4,421 succumbed to the disease....
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.09.20

10,000 rapid tests conducted in a day

The East Singhbhum health department claimed on Monday that it had achieved the target of carrying out 10,000 rapid antigen tests on people at various places including containment zones and markets to...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur


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