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Limit rapid antigen tests to 30-40% of total & only pre-symptomatic cases — Centre to states

In a letter to states, health and health research secretaries have expressed concern over excessive use of rapid antigen tests and quality of testing kits.

Healthcare workers at Covid risk both inside and outside hospitals, US study finds

Study by Northwestern University in US found higher seropositivity among 18-29-year-olds and Hispanic healthcare workers.

Officials told to gear up infrastructure, systems for Covid vaccine rollout by 25 Dec

At a 2-day virtual workshop, govt discusses plan for Covid vaccine rollout, including protocol and delivery mechanism. No confirmation yet on which vaccine will be administered.

India’s daily tests dip below 10 lakh, Kerala sees spike in total active caseload

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.

GoM pitch to improve health sector — 1-yr tax holiday for private hospitals, yoga in schools

The Group of Ministers on health has also urged the govt to come up with some regulations on population control as creating ‘health infrastructure for a large population is an uphill task’.

Only 14% Indians willing to visit AYUSH doctors for dental surgery, survey finds

The LocalCircles survey, with 28,000 respondents, comes weeks after a govt notification listing 58 surgeries Ayurveda practitioners can perform.

India’s Covid tally rises to 97.64 lakh with 31,521 new infections, recovery rate at 94.74%

Active caseload remained below 4 lakh for the fourth consecutive day, while total number of recoveries surged to 92.53 lakh. The death toll has reached 1,41,772.

FDA review confirms vaccines are safe. It’s Covid that’s dangerous

As Covid vaccines are rolled out, some will get terrible illnesses by coincidence. Most will have nothing to do with the shots, but it may be hard to convince the public of that.

These countries have reserved the most Covid vaccines so far

Countries have been buying up rights to multiple shots as an insurance policy against vaccines that might fail in clinical trials or not be produced in enough quantity.

Andhra mystery illness plagues nearly 600, but similar symptoms seen in cases last month too

West Godavari district official says between November last week and 4 December, there were about a total of 20 cases with similar symptoms in other hospitals, mostly private.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.