A lack of Covid testing kits at the Karachi airport has raised the risk of the virus spreading in Pakistan, according to ARY News, citing sources.
Covid testing have been made mandatory for passengers arriving in Pakistan from Saudi Arabia and South Africa due to concerns about Covid cases.
According to the facts, the quick antigen covid tests are being postponed due to a lack of Covid testing kits at the airport. According to sources, the Health Ministry is not delivering Covid testing kits to airport personnel.
The National Institute of Health Islamabad and the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) stated earlier this week that Pakistan is completely prepared to deal with the expected new wave of Covid variants.
Lt Gen Inam Haider, Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), presided over a session of the National Command and Operation Centre.
The NDMA chairman was briefed by officials from the NIH Islamabad and the NCOC on the country’s preparations to deal with any new wave of the Covid epidemic.
Passengers flying to the UAE will be able to get tested for COVID-19 at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport beginning Saturday, according to Dr. Farhan Essa Abdullah, CEO of Essa Laboratory & Diagnostic Center, who spoke to Arab News on Thursday.
“The testing facility at Karachi Airport will become operational in record time and will begin operations on Saturday,” he said, adding that his business would hire 150 personnel to handle all UAE-bound travellers from 24 counters.
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