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.
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.
The divisional bench, comprising Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad, while hearing a petition filed by Rakesh Malhotra through video conferencing, noted that, “the window of one month given by the ICMR for the applicants to complete the procedural formalities, is too long.”
Delhi High Court directed Delhi Govt & ICMR to file affidavit detailing the number persons who had undergone the Rapid Antigen Detection Test (RAT) test and, having turned out to be COVID negative, were made to undergo the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) RT PCR test.
The Delhi High Court bench while hearing the petition filed highlighting the recent incidents of children committing suicides, or going into depression refused to entertain a PIL seeking formulation of policy protecting children from online game addiction.