‘Symptomatic but negative? Must retest’

Amid a record single-day surge of over 95,000 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, the Centre has again urged all states and Union Territories to mandatorily retest all those found to be symptomatic negative in rapid antigen tests (RAT). The retests are to be done through the more reliable RT-PCR method. Around 60% of the total new cases were reported from just five states.

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