RT-PCR test mandatory for flyers coming from China, Singapore, Thailand, others
Flyers coming from these countries will be required to undergo RT-PCR tests before their departure and upload the Covid-19 negative RT-PCR test report on the Air Suvidha portal.
2% of international arrivals to undergo random Covid test from Dec 24
All positive samples will also be sent for genomic testing at the designated Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) laboratory network.
China Covid wave: India must act on air travel, says Apollo Hospitals' Sangita Reddy
Given India's extensive vaccination drive with effective vaccines, there is no need for panic on the surge in Covid-19 cases in China, says Sangita Reddy.
Revenue of diagnostics firms to fall 5-7% on fewer Covid-19 tests: Report
Decline in revenue along with higher operating expenses, largely marketing and advertisement related, will lead to moderation in operating margins to pre-pandemic levels.
Covid-19 put spotlight on vaccines, diagnostics: Mazumdar-Shaw
Resurgence of interest and new technologies bring a huge opportunity for the vaccine development field, says Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
WTO council discusses India's call on pandemic response
India had called for a virtual ministerial meeting to discuss waiver of certain provisions of the TRIPS agreement for Covid-19-related pharmaceuticals.