Tag: Wuhan

Mumbai ramps up testing to three-fold to 4,000 samples a day

A medic collects a swab sample of a man from a new swab testing cabin at Podar hospital in Worli during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai. Photo: PTI

Mumbai, the country’s worst-hit city, is now trying to ramp up testing, even as it awaits the diagnostic kits. Speaking to Business Standard, Daksha Shah, deputy executive health officer BMC confirmed that they were ramping up testing. “Testing has increased and we are testing around 4,000 people daily. We are following […]

Coronavirus found in two species of Indian bats, reveals ICMR study


The detection of potentially pathogenic coronavirus in Indian bats stresses the need for enhancing screening for novel viruses in them, according to a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). This study was a step towards understanding the coronavirus circulation in Indian bats. “One Health approach with collaborative activities […]