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West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.20

Bengal cases drop for second day

Bengal for the first time saw two consecutive days of drop in the number of active Covid-19 patients as the total count fell to 5,515 on Monday — from 5,552 on Sunday and 5,693 on Saturday.The numbe...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.06.20

30-minute Covid-19 test result

India’s department of health research has validated a new test for the novel coronavirus infection that yields results within 30 minutes at the point of care and could be used to scale up testing of...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.20

20 coronavirus cases in Siliguri

Twenty new coronavirus cases were reported in the Siliguri Municipal Corporation area on Monday, taking the total number of patients across north Bengal to around 1,100.Siliguri MLA Asok Bhattacharya ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.20

Bengal sees drop in active cases

Bengal saw a drop in the number of active Covid-19 cases for the second time as the patients’ count fell from 5,693 on Saturday to 5,552 on Sunday, which was aided by 518 discharges, the highest 24-...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.06.20

'No-test = no corona' taunt

A retired IAS officer in Uttar Pradesh has been booked by police for publicly claiming that the BJP-helmed state government was following a policy of “no test, no corona”.Surya Pratap Singh, who t...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.20

No swab test minus symptoms

The Mamata Banerjee government has eased quarantine protocol further for those returning from Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat — five states with a high incidence of Covid-...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.20

18 demand swab test after quarantine

A group of migrant workers who have completed 14 days of quarantine in South Dinajpur have refused to leave the centre unless their swab samples were tested. In all, 18 workers who reside in different...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

India  /  Published 05.06.20

Doctors demand uniform response

India’s largest body of doctors on Friday asked the Centre to ensure uniform use of national guidelines to test, isolate and treat patients with the coronavirus disease, warning about multiple order...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.20

Bengal records 271 new cases

Bengal on Monday reported 271 new Covid-19 cases, 269 of which were recorded in districts which have been experiencing a high volume of return of workers and others who were stranded elsewhere in the ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.05.20

Covid-19 test price cap removed

The Centre has removed the price cap of Rs 4,500 it had set earlier for a diagnostic test for the new coronavirus in private laboratories and asked states and Union Territories to negotiate with the l...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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