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Protection of Medical Staff Top Priority: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Asad Umar said on Tuesday the country’s coronavirus testing capacity will be enhanced to 25,000 tests per day by the end of this month.

Speaking at a media briefing alongside Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, he said more than 3,000 tests were conducted across the country over the past three days.

The minister said the government is striving to increase the testing capacity.

He said more than 400 hospitals will be directly provided protective kits and other medical equipment from Thursday. He added steps are afoot to ensure the protection of doctors and paramedics against the contagion.