118 govt laboratories included in ICMR network of #COVID19 testing

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New Delhi: 118 govt laboratories included in ICMR network of  COVID19 testing. The network has capacity to test 12000 samples a day. 22 private laboratory chains, with about 15,500 collection centres, have been registered with ICMR till today informed Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

The empiric use of Hydroxychloroquine for prophylaxis of SARS-Cov-2 infection is recommended only for asymptomatic healthcare workers involved in the care of suspected or confirmed cases of #COVID19 and asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases says ICMR.

Mathematical modeling done by ICMR suggests that entry screening of travellers with symptoms suggestive of #COVID19 can delay the introduction of the virus into the community by three days to three weeks says Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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