Balochistan to only test suspected COVID-19 patients showing symptoms

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The Balochistan Health Department has changed its policy regarding coronavirus testing in the province. It will only test people showing symptoms for the virus now.

The department has closed down the Fatima Jinnah Laboratory, the only lab where residents could get themselves tested for COVID-19.

Those people who are suspected of having contracted the virus will only be tested after they have completed a quarantine period of 14 days at their homes.

The decision was taken following a lack of testing capacity at the laboratory. Results of more than 2,000 tests have already been delayed.

Balochistan has reported more than 1,300 coronavirus cases so far.

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