Murad expresses concern over inadequate testing

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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has expressed concern over “inadequate testing” in the country. In a press conference in Karachi, he said that the federal government had said two months ago that testing capacity would be increased to 50,000 per day but it was still around 24,000 daily tests.

He pointed out that Sindh has been conducting double the number of tests of any province since the pandemic began. “I have data till July 11, according to which we are conducting 11,790 tests per million. Punjab is doing 5,359 tests, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is doing 4,898 and Balochistan is conducting 4,316 tests per million.”

He further said that he was “not satisfied” with the testing in Sindh and that the provincial health department was working on increasing capacity.