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In an interview, CCMB chief Rakesh Mishra talks about the Hyderabad institute’s new test kit as well as their work on a vaccine that could be ready within a year.
Officials said the mass testing carried out at a cost 900 million yuan ($126 million), revealed no new confirmed Covid-19 case.
China is lashing out in Ladakh and South China Sea after Covid blame. It's an established Chinese behaviour to create a new crisis to push the previous one out of sight.
In an effort to avoid a second coronavirus wave, Wuhan is testing its entire 11 million population and has found 200 asymptomatic cases in two weeks.
China’s testing efforts are part of a push to shift the public narrative to the future amid accusations that it delayed its response to the virus.
As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Wuhan’s mass testing campaign was announced days after new infections emerged for the first time since a 76-day lockdown was lifted in April.
In CNN investigative report ‘China’s Deadly Secret’, Fareed Zakaria said Wuhan tried to cover up outbreak — 'most likely local officials wanted to remove bad news from moving to Beijing'.
Currently 396 people with asymptomatic symptoms are under medical observation in China, including 326 in Wuhan, according to the health authority.
India is co-sponsoring a resolution, being led by Australia and the European Union, that seeks an independent probe under WHO.