Government of Pakistan has decided to establish 12 new coronavirus testing laboratories across the country for Coronavirus testing.

Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal said that number of laboratories is being increased across the country including 3 for Sindh, 3 for KP, 2 for Punjab, 2 for AJK and one for Gilgit Baltistan. He said this figures will reach 50 within 15 to 20 days.

He further said that two testing machines have been handed over to authorities in Azad Kashmir and three institutes in Karachi will also get testing kits and machines.

Lt. Gen. Muhammad Afzal informed the media that Pakistan has sent a flight to Wuhan to bring 15 ventilators. He added that Pakistan will also receive 150 more ventilators from various countries in next week. He said that NDMA will recruit 100 laboratory technicians on contract basis for six months to meeting shortage of man power to make functional of such laboratories.