Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza has informed here on Saturday that tests for the novel coronavirus are conducted free of cost in Pakistan. ‘Coronavirus tests are conducted free of cost in Pakistan,’ Dr. Zafar Mirza
He said, “Throughout the country, diagnostic tests of the coronavirus are being carried out free.”
He further named those eight laboratories that are conducting free coronavirus tests in the different sections of the country.
‘Coronavirus tests are conducted free of cost in Pakistan,’ Dr. Zafar Mirza
The coronavirus kits are provided free of costs to the different labs in the country. People who are having symptoms of the virus can consult doctors and their tests will be conducted free of cost.
He told, “Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world that can produce its coronavirus kits.”
Apart from these laboratories, almost 25 hospitals are available in the country that are conducting coronavirus tests at free of cost. These hospitals are also provided with basic machinery to treat people who have been tested positive for the virus.
The total number of positive cases of coronavirus rose to 52 in Pakistan. On Sunday, the country has experienced 20 more confirmed cases of coronavirus raising the total number of cases to 52.
Five cases have been reported in Karachi, 13 in Sukkur, 1 in Islamabad while others from different sections of Punjab.
It is worth noticing that Coronavirus has entered more than 150 countries in the world. It has not only affected the health of the masses but also shattered the economy of the major countries including China, the US, and Japan.
It has killed more than 5,000 people so far while 145,000 people are affected by it.