Covid-19 testing capacity increased

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Our Correspondent

Quetta

Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani said on Thursday more than 1,200 COVID-19 tests are being conducted in the province on a daily basis. Speaking to the media, he said only 80 tests per day were being conducted in the province earlier but now the testing capacity has increased to 1,200 as more laboratories have been established in the province. Shahwani said the provincial government is trying to further ramp up the province’s testing capacity. He said the Balochistan government had imposed a lockdown on March 17 when 92 cases were confirmed, adding cases started to increase after relaxation in the lockdown. Read More: Pakistan’s coronavirus deaths top 3,000 The spokesperson said the government is doing all it can to enforce the standard operation procedures (SOPs).