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India’s first home kit for Covid test to hit stores next week. Here is how you can use it

Developed by the Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions, the testing kits called CoviSelf will be available in chemist shops for Rs 250.
A health worker collects swab samples of a passenger at CSMT station in Mumbai for a Covid test | Photo: PTI

Why Mumbai is relying more on antigen tests than RT-PCR as it doubles Covid testing

BMC has instructed all its 24 administrative wards, 7 railway stations, bus depots, and 27 malls in the city to randomly conduct antigen tests on visitors to check the rise on cases.
A testing centre in New Ashok Nagar, Delhi, using the new rapid antigen detection test kits | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Retest all symptomatic antigen-negative patients using RT-PCR, says Delhi govt

The government issued the directive to all districts after it found that the process of testing with RT-PCR was not followed in over 1,400 cases.
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India, Israel collaborate to develop rapid testing for Covid-19 in under 30 seconds

Israel will soon send a high level research delegation to India to conduct a series of 'final stages of testing' as part of the joint effort to develop the rapid testing kits.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.