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Negative RT-PCR report not mandatory for fully vaccinated individuals entering Maharashtra

Authorities in Maharashtra have scrapped off the rule to produce negative RT-PCR test reports if passengers are fully vaccinated. Visitors that have received both doses of the anti-viral shot at least 15 days before travel and have the COWIN portal certificate to authenticate the same, do not require to produce the negative test reports for entry into the state. This new protocol is valid for both, domestic and international flyers, read reports.

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Mumbai-based MediCircle introduces internationally approved SprectraLIT testing tool in India

A Mumbai-based diagnostic company, MediCircle launched a portable COVID-19 testing tool on Monday. This testing platform is powered by artificial intelligence that taps into the process of machine learning and delivers results in just one second. Christened as SpectraLIT- Spectral Instant Test, it detects the virus by detecting its spectral signature from using nasal or mouthwash samples and eliminates the need for complex lab equipment and chemicals.

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BMC seals building in South Bombay as residents test positive for Delta strain

Amid the rising threat of the Delta COVID strain in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has initiated a strict containment action. The civic body has sealed a building in South Bombay as over five people have tested positive for coronavirus. Of these, 3 residents are infected by the Delta variants, read reports.

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Vaccination drive resumes in Mumbai for 18-plus citizens from today!

Owing to an acute shortage of vaccines, inoculation centres across Mumbai were shut for a period of 3 days, from 9 July to 11 July. While there is no provision for booking slots on the weekend, these centres remained shut on Friday as well and with the supplies sufficiently replenished now, they have resumed functioning from today. Citizens can visit their nearest centres between 9 AM to 5 PM with prior appointments or get registered on-spot to receive their immunisation dose.

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COVID fear continues to grip Mumbai & other Maha districts even amid the ebbing second wave

Despite the offshore wave of the second swell of coronavirus in Mumbai and Maharashtra as a whole, the region is continuing to report an increased number of cases daily. As per reports, the state reported an escalated tally of new infections on Tuesday, along with an alarming three-fold surge in the toll.

While Mumbai experienced partial respite due to a reduced 1.5% test positivity ratio, medical experts are concerned about a 'thick tail' of coronavirus here. The term suggests a circulation presence of the infection, that increase the chances of virus contraction in the susceptible population.

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