Food & Hospitality Industry during Pandemic

Food & Personnel Safety during COVID Pandemic – Article by Mudit Bajaj & Swati Kanwar
COVID-19 has brought in tough times for all kinds of businesses, ventures, and production houses. Only food, medicine, and some other essential supplies were allowed during lockdown periods. With limited manpower and resources, the supply of a sufficient amount of safe food to all the people in the country has been a challenge during these pandemic times.

Tests and Kits for CoV-2 Diagnosis

Covid-19 Testing (Part 2) by Dr Babita Goyal & Pooja Sharma
The testing kits available for SARS-CoV-2 can be categorized into 2 main classes viz. PCR based Molecular Assays, and Serological & Immunoassays. The principles of these tests were covered in Part 1 of this article. This part of the article will cover the test kits currently available and being tested/used worldwide.

Diagnostic Tests for Covid-19

Covid-19 Testing (Part 1) by Dr Babita Goyal & Shalini Bajaj
Covid-19 is an infectious disease resulting from infection by SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) virus. The virus mainly spreads from person to person by exposure to the droplets emitted by the infected person. Testing of Covid-19 infection or any other viral infection is based on two basic principles viz. detection of viral load by identifying viral RNA/DNA and detection of antibodies developed in the patient in response to the infection.

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