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ICMR exploring saliva-based tests to diagnose Covid-19: Harsh Vardhan

Vardhan also said that no significant or drastic mutations had been found in strains of SARS-CoV-2 in India till now

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He added that detailed results on mutations and evolution of the virus would be available in early October.

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is exploring the saliva based test method for Covid-19 and while it has validated a few tests, it has not found any to be reliable, Harsh Vardhan, health and family welfare minister said on Sunday.

The minister, while addressing a social media dialogue, said that companies with tests approved by the USFDA had still not approached the Indian government.
Vardhan also said that no significant or drastic mutations had been found in strains of SARS-CoV-2 in India till now. He

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First Published: Sep 20 2020 | 6:20 PM IST

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