Delhi is relying more on rapid antigen tests for diagnosing cases. While they have high specificity for positive cases, their sensitivity is low. So those who test negative should be re-confirmed by an RT-PCR test.
Under the Epidemic Diseases Act and the Disaster Management Act, the government has a duty under Articles 47 and 21 to save and protect lives. It, therefore, cannot put curbs on testing of Covid-19 patients.
There has been much debate about the pros and cons of the therapy and trials have shown that it improves symptoms like difficulty in breathing and fatigue. But the decision is best left to the physician.
With the pandemic continuing to surge and people walking around unmasked, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to file FIRs under Section 188 of the IPC. Will this curb such callous behaviour?
With the festival season nearing and cinemas and restaurants opening up, the next cycle of the pandemic could be upon us. Just one super-spreader in a large gathering can trigger an explosion of new cases.
India has the second highest number of coronavirus infection cases in the world. The number currently stands at 5.7 million and continues to increase. India adds almost one lakh cases every day to its tally of total cases.
India, the most populous nation in South Asia, has the highest number of deaths in the under-five age group in this region. The leading causes of child mortality globally and in South Asia remain infectious diseases, specifically pneumonia and diarrhoea.
The Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday cancelled the class 10 board exams and the class 12 board exams have been deferred in view of a nationwide Covid surge that had led to parents, students, and various states demanding exams to be scrapped.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered for the release of a man from a deportation centre in Narela area of the national capital after observing that "it is being detained by the official without any legal cause, occasion or justification; and in gross violation of the procedure established by law."