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ADK begins COVID-19 testing, capacity at 500 tests per day

National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) Spokesperson Mabrook Aziz has revealed that ADK Hospital has begun testing for COVID-19.

Speaking at the NEOC press conference, Spokesperson Mohamed Mabrook Abdul Aziz said that the machine at ADK Hospital is estimated to test 500 samples a day. And with the testing at the Police lab already with 145 tests a day.

While two more PCR machines are set to arrive in the country, Mabrook said that the new extraction machine is being installed at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) and when completed, can test 600 samples a day.

He said that another PCR machines that is being bought is currently in transit at India and will be used at Treetop Hospital when it arrives.