COVID-19 test

  • Oxford scientists develop five-minute COVID-19 antigen test
    LONDON, October 15 (Reuters): Scientists from Britain's University of Oxford have developed a rapid COVID-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes, researchers said on Thursday, adding it could be used in mass testing at airports and businesses. The university said it hoped to start product development of the testing device in early 2021 and have an approved device available six months afterwards. The device is able to detect the coronavirus and
  • Karnataka among highest Covid-testing states in India
    BENGALURU, AUGUST 19 (IANS): Karnataka has conducted 20 lakh coronavirus tests in less than five months to emerge as one of the highest coronavirus-testing states in India, an official said on Wednesday. "Karnataka has conducted more than 20 lakh Covid tests from March 23 to August 16 (Sunday) and stands as one of the top states conducting maximum number of tests," the health official added. Initially, to complete the first one lakh tests, the southern state took n
  • Tripura baby's death blamed on 'careless' COVID-19 testing, probe on
    Agartala, August 14 (IANS): The father of a 3-day-old baby, who died in a Tripura government-run medical college, on Thursday alleged that he began bleeding after a nurse "carelessly" inserted a nasal tube to take samples for a COVID-19 test. Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital Superintendent Debashish Roy told IANS that a three-member committee was formed to probe the death and related matters. "The committee, comprising senior doctors, would submit t