Discussions on various testing strategies to be undertaken, treatment protocols to be followed, steps needed to reduce the number of deaths, identification of vulnerable groups and ensuring preparedness in hospitals were held during Tuesday’s meeting, it added. … [Read more...] about Expert panel to meet CM again on May 30
By Sui-Lee Wee and Vivian Wang In Wuhan, medical workers armed with coronavirus test swabs scoured construction sites and markets to look for itinerant workers while others made house calls to reach older residents and people with disabilities. Officials aired announcements over loudspeakers urging people to sign up for their own good. These are the front lines of an unprecedented campaign to screen virtually all 11 million people in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began. Nearly two weeks in, the government is getting close to reaching its goal, with 6.5 million tested so far. “Our community was checked in a day,” said Wang Yuan, a 32-year-old resident who lined up under red tents near her home and had her throat swabbed by medical workers wearing protective suits and face shields. She expected to get her results within two to four days. While other governments have struggled to provide testing for their populations on a broad scale, … [Read more...] about How Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, commonly called NEET, is one of the most competitive exams in India. NEET 2020 which was scheduled to be held on May 3, 2020, has been postponed and the revised date of the exam is expected to be out after May 3. Meanwhile, the aspirants can use this extended time to prepare for the NEET 2020 exam with the help of these tips and strategies: 1) Follow a study time table The best way to crack the NEET 2020 is to prepare a timetable. Making a smart and pragmatic study schedule is the first step towards building a comprehensive strategy to crack the NEET. You should build a work schedule in which you concentrate on finishing the syllabus in the set target time. After the formulation of the study plan, implement the same and stick to your study timetable to avoid the piling of tasks for later. Take regular breaks and try to maintain your notes, as that will be an easy method to learn formulae and concepts. While making the schedule, make sure that … [Read more...] about NEET 2020: Expert tips & strategies to crack this competitive exam
The highest number of cases were reported from Udupi with 29 patients, Dakshina Kannada with 24, Hassan with 13, Bidar with 12, and Bengaluru Urban with nine, said Primary and Secondary Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar, who is also the COVID-19 spokesperson for the State. … [Read more...] about No more COVID-19 test for asymptomatic travellers
BENGALURU: Following deliberations with health experts, the Karnataka government is likely to scrap the mandatory Covid-19 test for asymptomatic travellers who arrive from other states and countries. The move will not only come as a relief to returnees, but also help conserve testing kits. Most of the returnees who tested positive in Karnataka were asymptomatic on arrival. The consensus is that these travellers remained healthy without symptoms in Covid-affected areas for over two months, so tests should be reserved for those who are ill and showing symptoms of the disease. Currently, Karnataka follows the ICMR policy and administers Covid-19 tests to all passengers coming from high-risk states and countries. And returnees from high-risk states spend seven days in institutional quarantine before being sent into home quarantine for another week. Need uniform testing policy: ExpertTravellers without symptoms don’t have to be tested as they have survived in the places where they … [Read more...] about Karnataka: No Covid-19 symptom, no test for returnees?