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India to randomly test international visitors for COVID


Thermal screening for all international travelers from Saturday  New Delhi: Prime minister Narendra Modi Thursday chaired a high-level meeting on the Covid situation in the country. PM Modi cautioned against complacency and advised strict vigil as he reiterated that the Covid is not over yet. The prime minister also directed officials to strengthen the ongoing surveillance measures,...

US boosts monkeypox testing


Washington DC: The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections of the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending tests to labs, including Aegis Science, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic Laboratories,...

Biden redoubling focus on testing amid shortages, confusion


Washington DC: The Biden administration is redoubling its efforts to expand supply and accessibility of COVID-19 testing as it faces mounting criticism over long lines and supply shortages for testing nationwide and confusion about when to get tested amid the omicron surge. The White House announced Wednesday that a dedicated stream of 5 million rapid...

POST-PANDEMIC TRAVEL REIMAGINED


No-gloom, top travel trends for 2021 predicted by Globetrender The world is changing on a daily basis and the travel industry is suffering enormously – the World Travel & Tourism Council fears that 174 million jobs in the sector could be lost by the end of 2020. It’s important to be optimistic, though, and to...

MTA testing disinfectants that could protect trains ‘months at a time’

Post Date: May 8, 2020

New York: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as part of an unprecedented cleaning and disinfecting effort throughout its system, is testing products that could protect trains — including those on the LIRR — against COVID-19 for months at a time, officials said. Because the coronavirus is known to live for days on flat surfaces, like the steel rails...