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19 SARS-CoV-2 mutations in India can evade antibodies, 1 causes reinfection — CSIR study

Study suggests that N501Y, the ‘highly infectious’ Covid mutation found in UK, is present in Australia, South Africa, USA, Denmark & Brazil, and advises screening travellers from here.
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After 16 mess workers test positive in IIT Madras, state govt wants takeaway food in colleges

The number of Covid cases on the IIT campus is now 104; TN govt has written to all district collectors asking them to keep an eye on hostels as colleges reopen.
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That hot coffee smell can help in your daily DIY sniff checks for Covid-19

No screening test will catch all cases. Still, we encourage you to — Stop. Smell. Be well.
A medic collects a nasal sample from a resident via Rapid Antigen kit for Covid-19 test, at Borivali in Mumbai Sunday, 6 September 2020 (representative image) | PTI

Mumbai’s fever clinics, Jharkhand’s co-bots among best Covid practices — NITI Aayog

Close to 11 months after the first coronavirus case in India, NITI Aayog has looked at how states innovated to stay ahead of the virus.
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Delhi gets tough with enforcing Covid home isolation, over 70 FIRs registered so far

Several people are also being moved to Covid-19 care or quarantine centres and issued strict warnings to prevent them from turning ‘super-spreaders’.
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1 in 5 families likely to attend weddings & engagements this season despite Covid — survey

A LocalCircles survey conducted across 239 districts found that 38% of respondents believe the risk of Covid spreading through weddings is ‘average, low or non-existent’.
A health worker conducts Covid-19 rapid antigen test at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. | PTI

‘Results of 18 Nov RT-PCR tests awaited’ — Covid surge sees delays, Delhi officials blame labs

Officials say there is a 3-4 day pendency in RT-PCR test results from government labs, while labs complain per day samples have increased in the latest surge and is stretching their capacity.
A staff nurse uses a thermal screening device on an employee at a hospital | PTI

Thermal scanners are everywhere in fight against Covid, but doctors can’t ‘swear by’ them

The effectiveness of thermal scanners are also under question, considering that at least 80 per cent of coronavirus patients in India are asymptomatic. 
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UP slashes wedding guests by half to 100 as Yogi govt issues new guidelines amid Covid

Yogi Adityanath government also makes it mandatory for face masks & thermal scanners at wedding venues but no restrictions on DJs and bands.
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Pfizer’s Covid vaccine raises hopes for others but key question could be of price

mRNA vaccines like Pfizer’s are usually more expensive and also need to be stored at lower temperatures

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