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Pakistan Coronavirus testing capacity enhanced from 100 to 20000: NA told

Pakistan Coronavirus testing capacity enhanced

Pakistan Coronavirus testing capacity enhanced from 100 to 20000, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said.

He made the remarks in the National Assembly on Monday whilst initiating discussion on a motion which Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan moved regarding Coronavirus.

Pakistan Coronavirus testing capacity enhanced

Qureshi expressed satisfaction that Pakistan is ahead of other South Asian countries in terms of testing capacity for Covid-19.

He  said the country’s testing capacity per day has gradually been enhanced to twenty thousand.

He further said it stood at one hundred when first case of the contagion diagnosed on 26th February.

The minister said we have also made seventy labs fully functional.

He said our effort is to further enhance the testing capacity for the virus.

Coronavirus kills 28 more people during last 24 hours raising death toll to 667, according to government figures.

The government authorities said the nationwide tally of Coronavirus rose to 30,941.

The death toll stands at 667 with 28 new deaths reported during the last twenty four hours.

Among them 1,476 new cases reported during the last twenty four hours.

They said 11,568 cases detected in Punjab so far, 11,480 in Sindh while 4,669 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 2,017 in Balochistan.

Moreover, 442 cases reported in Gilgit Baltistan so far, 679 in Islamabad and 86 in Azad Kashmir.

8,212 patients have so far recovered from the virus.

GTV

 

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