Covid-19’s progress: Six months on, India has much to be relieved about the pandemic’s ravages

By Oommen C Kurian With a weak health system, India was expected to do badly during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was assumed that if the fight reached India’s perpetually overcrowded and under-resourced hospitals, there will be massive fatalities. However, even as 43,000 deaths are recorded after six months of the…

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Conduct rapid antigen tests in every household: UP CM to officials

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to carry out rapid antigen tests in every household during the three-day special cleanliness campaign initiated from Friday. “A special cleanliness campaign has been initiated from July 10-13 to create awareness about COVID-19, vector-borne diseases and other ailments. “Under the…

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covid-19 crisis: Delhi steps up Covid testing as it tops Mumbai in number of cases

NEW DELHI: Delhi will adopt house-to-house surveillance, updated testing strategy and serosurveillance on randomly selected people as it moves forward to address the Covid-19 crisis and rising number of cases, which surpassed Mumbai on Wednesday. As part of the plan, the state government will initiate door-to-door screening of residents to…

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