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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

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

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 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 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

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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

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

North East  /  Published 28.04.20

HC order on testing labs in Nagaland

The Kohima bench of Gauhati High Court on Tuesday directed the Nagaland government to make at least two Covid-19 testing labs in the state functional within 10 days.At present, all samples are sent fr...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur

India  /  Published 25.04.20

Rapid tests on hold till all-clear

The rapid antibody tests for Covid-19 will remain suspended until their accuracy is rechecked, official sources said on Saturday.The statement leaves the time frame open-ended, unlike Tuesday when an ...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi


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