5,000 coronavirus tests to be carried out daily: Balochistan CM


QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani on Thursday directed that 5,000 random coronavirus tests be carried out daily in the provincial capital.

A meeting presided over by the chief minister also decided to start tests in Jaffarabad district and resolved that in order to increase the number of tests, the National Disaster Management Authority would be contacted for procurement of two more PCR machines and testing kits.

The meeting reviewed the current situation of coronavirus and preventive measures. The health department briefed the chief minister on various measures to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

The chief minister directed the chief secretary to contact the NDMA for procurement of PCR machines at the earliest so that the testing capacity could be increased in the province.

In another meeting, the chief minister directed the authorities concerned to further expedite the process of distribution of ration among deserving people.

He ordered early purchase of wheat and said that besides prevention of coronavirus, food security and availability of edibles in the markets were also essential.

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