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West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.20

Mamata: Let state handle vaccine

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said the state government is capable enough to procure the Covid-19 vaccine for the people of Bengal, seeking to pre-empt the replay of a publicity stunt the Centre ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 24.11.20

Gujarat Covid scenario getting out of control: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday sought status reports within two days from all states and Union Territories on measures to tackle rising Covid-19 cases during the current month and anticipated spike in De...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.11.20

Maharashtra pre-entry: Covid test report needed

Air and rail passengers from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat or Rajasthan seeking to enter Maharashtra from November 25 would need to carry a negative coronavirus disease test report, the Maharashtra government o...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.11.20

Covid-19: India set to stick with remdesivir

Eligible coronavirus disease patients will continue to receive the antiviral drug remdesivir even though the World Health Organisation has recommended against its use in hospitalised patients, top med...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.20

Drop in active Covid cases continues

Bengal logged a drop in total active Covid-19 cases for the 25th consecutive day as number of patients fell from 37,190 on Vijaya Dashami on October 26 to 25,599 on Friday, lifting the recovery rate t...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.11.20

Contact tracing push to contain Covid

The New Town authorities had started a Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) centre three months ago which has examined more than 1,000 persons since then. RAT tests being quicker (but less accurate), the resul...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 20.11.20

Home fever scan to resume in Salt Lake

Health workers of the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation will resume door-to-door checks in all its 41 wards to find out if someone has fever. All the wards have been reporting fresh cases of the coro...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 20.11.20

‘Feluda’ for faster Covid test results

A home-grown paper strip diagnostic test kit for Covid-19 that could cut the waiting time for results by several hours will be available in New Delhi by the first week of December and “shortly t...
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West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.20

Covid recoveries cross 4 lakh

“When this spell of rise in the recovery rate began on October 22, the rate was 87.44. Now, we are over 92. We will overtake the national rate in a matter of weeks,” said the minister. Th...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.11.20

Covid: count under 30,000

India’s count of new coronavirus disease cases on Tuesday fell below 30,000 for the first time in four months, but experts have cautioned about localised surges elsewhere, citing Delhi’s t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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