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170 of the 640 districts in India are coronavirus hotspots

Out of the country’s 640 districts in India, 170— which is roughly a quarter—have been identified as coronavirus hotspots and 207 districts have been identified as potential hotspots, the Centre said on Wednesday, asking the states to ensure that the disease is contained there. Special teams will be working in the containment zones of the...

Educational institutions to remain shut in Bengal till June 10: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced that schools and colleges in West Bengal will remain closed till June 10 on account of an extended lockdown for COVID-19 till April 30. The West Bengal government is set to impose a total lockdown in the state, including the 9-10 sensitive hotspots which have been found to...
ICMR recommends rapid antibody test for faster detection of coronavirus cases in hotspots

ICMR recommends rapid antibody test for faster detection of coronavirus cases in hotspots

In a bid to ensure speedy detection of coronavirus cases, those residing in COVID-19 hotspots or areas which have reported large numbers of cases may have to undergo a rapid antibody blood test for the viral infection. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in its interim advisory has recommended the use of the rapid...