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News  /  Published 03.07.22

Covid: Dos and don’ts if you test positive

Covid infections are rising and doctors apprehend the number of daily new infections would go up further. The repeated messaging on what to do and whom to call in need was stopped several months ago a...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.22

Battle mode

One student per classroom, dedicated loops for students to travel in, back-up exam centres — these are some of the preparations that Beijing is putting in place to hold the gaokao, the pre-unive...
By Neha Sahay

News  /  Published 23.04.22

Thailand and Singapore lift test-quarantine rule, travel hopes brighten for Kolkatans

Thailand and Singapore, the two most popular destinations for Kolkatans, will allow in fully vaccinated visitors without subjecting them to Covid tests or requiring them to produce negative reports, r...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.03.22

Zero Covid cases in Kolkata hospitals

A number of private hospitals in Kolkata have had no Covid patients in the past week. At some of these hospitals, not a single Covid test turned out to be positive during the period, officials said. ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.03.22

Kolkata health panel reduces prices for faster Covid tests

The state clinical establishment regulatory commission on Wednesday reduced the prices of CBNAAT and TRUENAT tests for Covid by Rs 200, the panel’s chairperson said on Wednesday. The new price ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata


News  /  Published 15.02.22

Students’ recall set to resume at IIT Kharagpur, IIEST Shibpur

IIT Kharagpur, which had suspended calling students to the campus following the latest surge in Covid cases last month, has decided to resume the process from March. The Technology Students’ Gy...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

News  /  Published 15.02.22

Bengal lifts curbs on domestic flights, no Covid testing for international fliers

“From Tuesday, airlines will be free to operate daily flights from Bangalore,” said an official at the Kolkata airport. The state government had imposed restrictions on flights from Mumba...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

India  /  Published 11.02.22

Norms eased for travellers

Fully vaccinated travellers arriving in India will no longer need to furnish pre-travel Covid-19 test results, the Union health ministry said on Thursday, announcing updated travel guidelines that als...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

States  /  Published 11.02.22

Sikkim Covid curbs eased

The Sikkim government has decided to relax Covid-19-related restrictions from Friday by allowing inter-state movement of people and vehicles without producing RT-PCR reports at entry points. In a not...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

News  /  Published 01.02.22

Health experts spot RAT link in Covid positivity dip in Bengal

Public health experts, while acknowledging the importance of RAT in testing people quickly while a pandemic is raging, pointed out that RAT should not be taken as a conclusive test for being ‘ne...
By The Plurals News Network in Kolkata


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