Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicCovid test

Topic: Covid test

Covid result in 3 minutes? US FDA gives emergency-use nod for first SARS-CoV-2 breath test

InspectIR Covid-19 Breathalyzer test detects chemical compounds in breath samples associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Needs to be performed by trained operators.

There’s a boom in DIY Covid tests — what are they and how do they work

As the highly-transmissible Omicron variant spreads across India, experts recommend widespread and consistent use of at-home rapid kits. ThePrint answers FAQs surrounding them.

JNU to reopen from 6 September in phased manner, negative RT-PCR mandatory

The campus will first reopen for PhD research scholars who have to submit their thesis by the end of this year. Teaching-learning will continue to be in online mode.

Coronavirus could possibly spread through faeces of infected patients, ICMR study finds

The study by the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology, Pune, observed a family of four patients and found the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in all their stool samples.

Superstition keeps Bengal tribals off Covid test & vaccine, govt says ‘can’t drag people out’

Lack of awareness & poor healthcare facilities add to fear of treatment & superstition among tribal villagers, making it a challenge for the Bengal govt to handle the Covid crisis in these villages.

India’s Covid-19 surge may decline by middle to end May, says vaccinologist Gagandeep Kang

Kang said there could be one or two more peaks of Covid-19 cases but they may not be as bad as the current one. She also expressed concern over the declining number of tests.

UP villagers fear ‘Corona sui’ & losing kidney, so they won’t get tested or treated for Covid

The many misgivings among UP villagers are keeping them away from seeking treatment, but govt and CHCs say situation is being tackled and door-to-door awareness campaigns are on.

Testing negative without even giving a sample: What happened when I went to Kumbh Mela

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.

‘No bed, no ICU, everything was full’: Hospital trauma returns to Maharashtra as cases climb

From a lag in getting Covid test results to struggling to find Remdesivir as well as finding space in hospitals, families of patients and even doctors say the situation is troubling.

After FELUDA, CSIR develops paper test ‘RAY’ to identify Covid variants within an hour

Paper-based RAY test is much quicker than genome sequencing and can identify three variants with the common mutation N501Y from UK, South Africa, and Brazil.

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Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.


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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.