Pakistan opens its first drive-through Covid-19 testing facility
New Delhi : While many countries have implemented lockdown to ensure people are not moving on streets and vehicular movement has been restricted completely, there are countries which have started drive-through testing facilities for people who may be showing symptoms of coronavirus disease. Pakistan joined the list of countries and opened its first such facility.
Dawn has reported that the drive-through facility was recently opened in Karachi's Jahangir Kothari Parade area of Clifton. It has been learned that people who have the symptoms of coronavirus can simply drive their car to the facility and give their swab sample without even stepping out of the vehicle and drive back home.
One of the major positives of these facilities is that it will help in decreasing the strain on the medical facilities across the world. It also becomes beneficial in reducing the risk of person to person transmission.
While many cities in the US have now set up drive-through testing facilities, the one in Karachi is open for anyone who has either recently returned from abroad or is showing certain pre-defined symptoms.
Pakistan has been opposed to the idea of putting the country under lockdown to contain the virus spread. Positive cases of coronavirus have crossed 3,200 with 48 deaths reported at the time of publishing this report.