ICMR issues revised Covid-19 testing strategy in India
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ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) on 4 September changed its strategy on Covid-19 testing. As per its latest advisory, individuals travelling to countries or states must carry a negative Covid-19 test result at the point of entry.

In addition, the advisory also recommends testing on-demand which means that anyone who wishes to get tested for Covid-19 must be allowed to do so.

The ICMR's advisory is generic in nature and may be modified as per the discretion of state health authorities.

At present, testing is done in four cases, namely containment zones, routine surveillance in non-containment areas, hospitals and on-demand testing.

One can opt for Rapid Antigen Test, RT-PCR, or TrueNat or CBNAAT in order to get screened for Covid-19.

Note: This list is a brief compilation of some of the key points from advisory and is not exhaustive and does not constitute medical advice.

Kindly refer to the original document in the link below.

Source: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/AdvisoryonstrategyforCOVID19TestinginIndia.pdf
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