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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

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 20.05.20

Total Covid-19 tests in Bengal cross 1 lakh

Covid-19 tests in Bengal went past 1 lakh and the state’s positive confirmation rate fell below 3 per cent on Tuesday.The highest number of intra-day tests of 8,712, were conducted on Tuesday, while...
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 14.06.20

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

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 12.05.20

Random tests at 400 homes

Health workers will knock on 400 household doors each in 60 districts across the country later this month seeking blood samples for India’s first community survey for the new coronavirus as proposed...
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 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


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