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Saturday, 3 October 2020

Covid test cost capped at Rs 1,200 in Haryana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 2

With 1,476 fresh Covid cases and 23 deaths reported on Friday, the state Health Department has reduced the RT-PCR test rate from Rs 1,600 to Rs 1,200.

No private laboratory can now charge more than Rs 1,200 for the RT-PCR test while the cost of the rapid antigen test and IgG-based ELISA test has been kept at Rs 650 and Rs 250, respectively. Non-adherence to the rates fixed can invoke penalty under Section 188 of the IPC.

Meanwhile, three deaths each were reported from Panipat and Hisar, two each from Faridabad, Gurugram, Karnal, Yamunanagar, Fatehabad, Jind and Charkhi Dadri and one each from Ambala, Palwal and Panchkula.

A 65-year-old woman from Dabua Colony and 75-year-old man from Sector 16 in Faridabad succumbed to the viral disease.

The maximum fresh cases came from Gurugram (261), followed Faridabad (157), Hisar (117), from Rohtak (101), Jind (99) and Yamunanagar (96).



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