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ICMR recommends to scale up more Rapid Antigen Tests

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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has changed its testing strategy to recommend for the increased use of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) as there is a rapid spread of COVID-19. This is mainly for upscaling the field testing to identify cases early and to isolate them immediately to reduce transmission of coronavirus infection.The ICMR is not changing its view that an RT-PCR is the gold standard test, however it feels that a higher use of RAT will be suitable in the context of an increasin...
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