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Delhi begins Covid-19 rapid antigen tests; HM backs single strategy for NCR

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, suspected individuals who test negative for Covid-19 by rapid-antigen test should undergo RT-PCR test to rule out the infection

Overnight, Tulips reconfigured its production line from churning out cotton balls and pads for cosmetic use to swabs for coronavirus testing
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If a person has antibodies associated with novel coronavirus, it means the person is either Covid-19 positive or has recovered.

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The Delhi government commenced Covid-19 testing through the rapid antigen methodology at 169 centres in and around containment zones of the city on Thursday.

A total of 341 teams are involved in the rapid-antigen testing which makes results available within 30 minutes, an official said.

According to Union minister G Kishan Reddy, the Centre plans to conduct 600,000 rapid antigen tests at these 169 facilities.

An official said around 50,000 tests were expected to be conducted on Thursday.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Two important things happened today. Covid-19 testing rates in Delhi have been reduced to Rs 2,400 and

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First Published: Jun 18 2020 | 7:21 PM IST

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