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IIT-Delhi’s cheaper COVID-19 test method gets ICMR’s approval

A significantly cheaper method developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, to detect COVID-19 has got the approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), officials said on Thursday. The cheaper method is likely to make it affordable for the majority of the population in the country to opt for the COVID-19 test,...

Ahmedabad reports 31 COVID-19 cases in past 12-hours, Gujarat’s tally touches 695, death toll rises to 30

Gujarat has reported 45 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 12-hours ending at 10 am on Wednesday taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 695 in the state. After two more deaths were reported from Gujarat on Tuesday, two fresh deaths were again reported on Wednesday that pushed the state’s...

Free test for coronavirus only for the poorest: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said the free tests for coronavirus will be available only to the poorest, leaving the government to decide who else should get the benefit. Private laboratories, the court said, can continue to charge the testing fee as fixed by the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country’s nodal body for...

US lab unveils portable 5-minute coronavirus test

A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has Covid-19 in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement on Friday. Abbot Laboratories said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given it emergency authorisation to begin making the test available to healthcare providers as early as...