Emirates said that Sialkot has stated the facility on Aug.11, while Peshawar, Islamabad started on Aug.13.
Finally Pakistan has started the counters for conducting rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for coronavirus, which have become functional at all international airports of Pakistan (“Rapid test facility functional at all airports,” Gulf Today, August 15).
The Ministry of Health and Community Protection announced the reduction and standardisation of the price of PCR test in all medical facilities at the state level, to Dhs50, with the obligation of all health centres and laboratories to show the results of the examinations, within 24 hours of conducting the examination.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it has conducted 298,919 additional COVID-19 tests and detected 725 new coronavirus cases.
Pokaa simply needs to sniff a piece of cloth, which a patient has kept under an armpit for five minutes. After sniffing a number of samples, the dog will sit before those, which he considers positive.
The rapid PCR tests for travellers to Dubai and other emirates has been made mandatory by the UAE authorities.
The DoH had recently fined a facility that failed to comply with the fixed price. It called on the community members to contact it via 024193845 or by e-mail: Healthsystemfinancing@doh.gov.ae to report any violations in this regard.
“This is to inform the general public at large that the UAE Authority have implemented new stringent measures for passengers travelling to Dubai from a list of states including Pakistan & as a result of the said policies, airline operators have had to offload passengers scheduled to travel from PAK to DXB.”
The decision comes after hundreds of passengers were denied boarding passes to travel to the UAE for not having rapid PCR test reports, which is required to be conducted within four hours before the departure of flight.
The Department of Education and Knowledge at Abu Dhabi affirmed that students, 12 years and above, teachers and all school staff are requested to provide a negative result of PCR test, valid for 96 hours, when returning from long vacations.