Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicCovid test

Topic: Covid test

India records lowest daily Covid cases in 8 months, test positivity rate falls to 1.3%

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.

UP Congress’ soft Hindutva push — saffron-clad Priyanka at Shiva temple in party calendar

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Bengaluru research institute’s Covid test that can be altered to ‘identify mutant strains’

National Centre for Biological Sciences says its Covid test doesn't require PCR machine but produces results with similar accuracy to RT-PCR tests in 2 hrs and a half.

Kerala reports 6,049 Covid cases in 24 hours, India’s daily deaths stay below 400 for 11 days

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.

US approves first at-home, over-the-counter Covid test, calls it ‘major milestone’

Made by Australia-based Ellume, the single-use nasal swab test is small enough to fit in the palm of a hand and delivers results in 15 minutes.

Travelling by Delhi metro? You can now get RAT or RT-PCR Covid test done for free at stations

Effective immediately, 6 stations on Delhi Metro circuit have testing kiosks set up for passengers. 

Swiss firm launches 5-minute blood test to screen patients most at risk from Covid

Abionic SA said a low score on the test can allow doctors to discharge patients or shift them from intensive care to the general ward faster.

Boris Johnson sees regular testing as way out of Covid curbs as Christmas nears

Under the new plan, people who come into contact with someone with the disease will be able to avoid quarantine by taking a test every day for seven days.

International travellers can now get tested at airports to avoid institutional quarantine

The health ministry's new guidelines state that if passengers arrive without RT-PCR negative reports or don't get tested, they will have to undergo mandatory quarantine.

India’s Covid caseload crosses 74 lakh with 62,212 new cases

Active cases of the coronavirus infection dropped below eight lakh for the first time in one-and-half months, the Union Health Ministry said.

On Camera

YourTurn

Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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