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COVID-19: 135 laboratories functioning across the country to conduct tests

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

03rd Jul, 2020. 10:02 am
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Chairman NDMA

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal says around 2.2 million testing kits are available in the country to diagnose patients of coronavirus.

In his recent interview, he said some 135 laboratories functioning across the country to conduct tests of the deadly virus.

He said the federal and provincial governments have provided all medical equipment and other facilities including Personal Protective Equipment to facilitate the coronavirus patients.

On the other hand six neighborhoods in Karachi’s District West will be sealed from today (Friday) as part of the government’s smart lockdown.

These are: Gadap’s UC-5 Songal (Gulshan-e-Maymar Blocks X, Y and Z), Keamari’s UC-3 Keamari (Docks and Majeed Colony), Baldia UC-5 Saeedabad (Block 5G, 5J and A3), SITE UC-4 Metroville (Blocks 1,2,3,4 and 5), Orangi’s UC-11 Data Nagar (Area A/B), Orangi’s UC-12 Mujahid Colony (Millatabad and Gullamabad Aligarh Colony).

Furthermore, they will sealed from midnight on July 3 till 7 pm on July 17. The government imposing ‘smart lockdowns’ in areas where more coronavirus cases are reported.

During the smart lockdown, movement is restricted and masks are necessary.

Only grocery stores and pharmacies will allowed to remain open and only one person per household can leave to buy food or medicine.

All other businesses and industrial units in these areas will closed. No home delivery or takeaway.

In addition to this, no private/family get-togethers allowed either.

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