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Excluding Sindh, Pakistan see’s a drop in coronavirus testing across the country

Excluding Sindh, Pakistan see’s a drop in coronavirus testing across the country

Saad Ali Rana
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While 341 of the 751 new cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) were detected in Sindh in a single day, data of the Ministry of National Health Services showed on Tuesday that the number of tests had come down in all the provinces, except Sindh, reports Dawn News.

The graph on the ministry’s website shows that for almost a week Sindh has conducted most tests- around 3,000 tests daily. Compared to that, about 2,000 tests are being carried out daily in Punjab, even though the province’s population is almost 50 per cent of the country’s entire population. Similarly, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been conducting around 1,000 tests per day and 300 to 400 tests are being carried out in Balochistan and the federal capital, respectively.

Mass testing need to gauge what stage Pakistan is on

Pakistan has relatively a low of number of cases compared to other countries in Asia. However, that is more due to the fact that Pakistan is conducting less coronavirus tests. Until and unless Pakistan starts mass conducting there is no way to tell if Pakistan is in the safe zone and has been able to bend the curve or has Pakistan yet to see it’s peak in coronavirus cases.

Also read: Pakistan hoping to conduct 40,000 tests daily

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