Coronavirus

30,000 tests per day sufficient, says Asad Umar

Asad Umar

The total tests conducted in Pakistan have crossed the 400,000 mark and in the last 24 hours, 13,000 new tests have been conducted. In a single day yesterday, 1,841 new cases were diagnosed and 36 deaths were reported.

As the easing down of lockdown continues, Pakistanis have also become quite relaxed and careless, and without any heed to SOPs, people have rushed out of their homes to the shopping malls.

This carelessness of people has led to an exponential surge in coronavirus cases and so far total cases have reached 44,000 and the death toll has reached 939.

In the view of this grim unfolding situation, Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives gave some good news and said that the testing capacity of Pakistan at 30,000 tests per day is sufficient for Pakistan to control the spread of the daily virus.

Asad Umar further said that 25,000 tests per day can be held currently but the capacity to test the virus is increasing with every passing day. There are many chances that the capacity of the test would increase to 30,000 at the end of May or at the start of June.

Around 14,000 tests are been conducted daily in the whole country but, it does not mean that Pakistan cannot hold more than 14,000 tests daily.

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