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COVID19 Updates: ICMR reports a huge spike in infections in single day

Spike in COVID19 infections Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: Spike in COVID19 infections In a major spike in COVID-19 cases, ICMR reported that a total of 16,365 individuals have now been confirmed positive in the country. On 18th April, 2,154 persons (the highest in a single day) were found positive for SARS-CoV-2. According …

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COVID-19 Updates: Centre asks States to ramp up testing

Centre asks States to ramp up COVID-19 testing Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: India registered over 800 COVID-19 positive cases on 16th April, with the tally touching 12,759 cases and 420 deaths, which include over 10,824 active cases. At the same time, a total of 1,541 people have been cured and discharged. According …

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COVID19 Updates: ICMR for pooled testing in ‘cold spots’

ICMR for pooled testing in ‘cold spots’ Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The government plans to ramp up (increase) testing capacity to 40,000 tests per day by the end of April. The idea is that if India has to get a hold on the spread of the infection, and control it, it needs …

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COVID19 Updates: Bracing for a rapid surge in cases: govt.

Rapid surge in COVID19 cases: govt. Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: With the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 touching 273 and the number of positive cases reaching 8,447 on 12th April, the Union Health Ministry said India is preparing for a possible exponential surge in cases. According to reports from the State Health …

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Global Bytes: India lifts ban on export of HCQ

India lifts ban on export of HCQ Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: India has relaxed a ban on exports of paracetamol and HCQ (HCQ), both used in Covid-19 therapies, and placed them in the licensed category. Background: Ban on HCQ By 21st March 2020, U.S. President Trump begun to call the HCQ a …

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