COVID-19 Laboratory Built in Kandahar: MoPH

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced the opening of a Coronavirus laboratory in Kandahar province.

MoPH officials said the lab was scheduled to be operational on Tuesday and has a capacity of 100 samples per day.

After the inauguration of the laboratory, the Minister of Health said that from now on, the suspicious samples of Coronavirus would not be sent to Kabul. Samples from Uruzgan, Zabul and Helmand provinces and will be tested in this laboratory.

Firuzuddin Firuz added that in order to equip the hospitals and laboratories of the province, three tons of equipment, including ventilators, protective packages and other necessary equipment, one ton of which arrived in Kandahar by air yesterday, and the rest will arrive in the province in the near future.

This comes as 423 people in the country are now infected with the coronavirus, of which 20 have recovered and 14 have died.

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