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412 COVID-19 deaths reported in a day, over 15 cr tests done so far

412 COVID-19 deaths reported in a day, over 15 cr tests done so far

The health ministry on Thursday informed that 31,521 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 97.67 lakh. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

COVID-19 Test: Rajasthan MP questions authenticity after contradictory reports

One of the 25 MPs who tested positive in the mandatory COVID-19 test before the monsoon session of the Parliament has questioned the accuracy of the test being carried out. The development came after the MP tested COVID-19 positive in the test carried out at Lok Sabha premises and then tested negative in a test...

HC directs Gujarat govt not to insist on prior approval for COVID-19 testing in private labs

The Gujarat High Court has ordered the state government not to insist on prior approval for carrying out COVID-19 confirmatory tests by private hospitals and laboratories on patients requiring urgent surgeries, undergoing critical treatment related to haemodialysis, and other emergency surgeries including child delivery. The court has said such procedures cannot wait for...

COVID-19: ICMR asks states to return faulty rapid test kits

Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), the nodal body for the COVID-19 treatments and procedures in India, has asked state governments to return the rapid antibody test kits as the results were not satisfactory. The Centre had procured 5 lakh kits from two Chinese companies—Wondfo Biotech and Livzon Diagnostic. These kits were distributed among the...