India  /  Published 21.01.22

Global entry: No to isolation

Travellers arriving in India from any country who will test positive for Covid-19 shall be treated/isolated as per the laid down standard protocol and will not mandatorily be managed at an isolation f...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 06.01.22

Relief over thinner quarantine period

With at least 26 police personnel affected by Covid in Bhowanipore police station, the station is being run by skeletal staff and has been barricaded. Anyone who went to report a crime or for seeking...
By Sanjay mandal and monalisa chaudhuri in Kolkata

India  /  Published 06.01.22

Isolation duration cut to seven days

A Covid-19 patient at home may end isolation after at least seven days have passed from testing positive with no fever for three successive days, the Centre said in new guidelines that cut the quarant...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.01.22

Home isolation cut to 7 days

The Union health ministry on Wednesday said COVID-19 patients under home isolation will stand discharged after at least seven days from testing positive and no fever for three successive days, in revi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 04.01.22

Covid: 25 micro-containment zones announced in Kolkata

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Monday announced 25 micro-containment zones in the city from where people would not be allowed to step out till they complete the mandatory isolation period. An...
By Subhajoy Roy, Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata


News  /  Published 04.01.22

Hospitals in Kolkata request Bengal government to revise Covid isolation norms

“Given what we currently know about Covid-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. People with Covid-19 should isolate for 5 days and if t...
By Sanjay Mandal

World  /  Published 29.12.21

USA: Isolation reduced

As daily coronavirus cases in the US soared to near record levels, federal health officials have shortened by half the recommended isolation period for many infected Americans, hoping to minimise risi...
By Benjamin Mueller and Isabella Grullón Paz in Washington

News  /  Published 21.12.21

Two from abroad test positive for Covid in Kolkata

Two persons who had tested negative for Covid on their arrival in India on December 10 tested positive on Monday, officials in the state health department said. One of them, a 26-year-old woman from ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.21

Nodal officers to keep tab on Covid surge

The Mamata Banerjee government has asked district magistrates to deploy area-wise and hospital-wise nodal officers to prevent abnormal rise in Covid-19 cases amid apprehensions of the third wave of th...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 19.07.21

Boris: quick U-turn on isolation

Sunak tweeted: “Whilst the test and trace pilot is fairly restrictive, allowing only essential government business, I recognise that even the sense that the rules aren’t the same for every...
By Amit Roy in London


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