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Nanoparticle-based RNA extraction kit for detection of COVID-19 is set to be commercially launched

Agappe Chitra Magna, a magnetic nanoparticle-based RNA extraction kit used in the detection of COVID-19 will be commercially launched on May 21, 2020, announced the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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India to chair WHO executive board; Dr Harsh Vardhan to take charge on May 22

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan is set to take charge as the chairman of the World Health Organisation (WHO) executive board on May 22, according highly placed to sources at the Ministry Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

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Psychological impact of COVID-19 on ophthalmologists high: Study

The results of an online study conducted by L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and The George Institute for Global Health India to evaluate the psychological impact of the COVID-19 crisis on trainees and practising ophthalmologists in India during lockdown demonstrated that a significantly high proportion of ophthalmologists were affected psychologically as they are at an increased
risk of close contact with the patient’s eyes and face.

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India’s COVID infection numbers cross 1 lakh-mark; Migrant workers from Delhi show high positivity rate

With 4,970 new COVID-19 cases India has crossed the one lakh mark to reach a total of 101,139 cases on May 19, the day after the fourth phase of the lockdown period has begun.

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Centre extends lockdown till May 31; Number of new COVID-19 cases spike to a new high

India enters lockdown 4.0 from May 18 as the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday issued an order extending the quarantine till May 31.

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UK’s Covid vaccine successful in monkeys, enters human trial

The Covid vaccine candidate tested by the University of Oxford has proven successful in animal tests showing encouraging signs to take it forward with human trials.

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COVID cases in India cross 90,000; death toll at 2,872

As the country enters to the fourth phase of lockdown on 18th May due to coronavirus pandemic, it reported a total of 90,927 positive cases and 2,872 deaths.

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