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India  /  Published 09.05.20

Pre-flight test veto costs dear

Two Gulf evacuees who were flown to Kerala on Thursday have tested coronavirus-positive, days after the Centre ignored chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s request for pre-boarding tests.Vijayan told r...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Calcutta  /  Published 16.05.20

Pool test advice for quarantined

The health department has advised testing centres to pool test all contacts of Covid-19 patients who have been quarantined to speed up the testing process. Earlier, those quarantined would be tested i...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.20

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 26.05.20

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

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.20

8 dead, 87 new cases, 66 released

The Bengal government on Thursday reported 87 fresh Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, eight deaths directly from the pathogen and the hospital discharge of 66 persons that lifted the recovery rat...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

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 22.04.20

Congress health ministers flag delay, lack of testing kits

The health ministers of Congress-ruled Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh on Wednesday drew attention to the “delayed” response of the central government to the Covid-19 crisis and lamented that even the ...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.04.20

Message for all: Don't fight, test

Fast, accurate and systematic detection of Covid-19 positive cases, their isolation and cure are the backbone of the strategy to break the transmission chain and contain the coronavirus pandemic. This...
By Prasenjit Bose in

India  /  Published 04.05.20

Testable doubling predictions

As India’s coronavirus count spiked for the first time by over 2,500 overnight on Monday, two independent scientific forecasts suggested that the number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals could doubl...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.05.20

Covid-19 cases rise in CRPF

As many as 135 of the 480 personnel in the CRPF’s 31st battalion have tested positive for Covid-19 over the past two weeks, triggering a scare in the country’s biggest paramilitary force which los...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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