Research commissioned by airlines British Airways-owner IAG, Virgin Atlantic and others found that a single on-arrival antigen test is as effective as a ten-day self-isolation period in reducing imported cases of COVID-19.
The country of 1.3 billion people added a record-high of 261,500 new cases on Sunday, with one-in-six people who underwent tests returning positive coronavirus results, the ministry said.
One of Bollywood’s biggest stars Akshay Kumar has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. While many celebrities in the past have announced their positive result through their social media accounts, the ‘Khiladi ‘ fame actor also took to his Twitter account to announce about his infection.
Twitter and Facebook have become the virtual command centres with the help of users, as governments fail to provide any real-time data on the availability of life-saving drugs and beds as the crisis deepens.
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The report ‘India now world’s second-most affected country by COVID-19’ (April 12) is deeply disturbing. The surge in positive cases shows the carelessness of the administration as well as individuals. People should adhere and comply with the control measures
The authorities said, “EDE technology for infection detection is an innovative, fast and safe way to detect the possibility of infection with COVID-19 through remote investigation without the need to take samples for testing.”
The total number of doses provided up to Wednesday stands at 15,728,415 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 159.03 doses per 100 people.
The Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.