The surge may not be detected if the testing capacity doesn’t increase: Dr. Afzal

During a press conference held on Tuesday, Dr. Ibrahim Afzal had stated if testing capacity is not increased the authorised might be able to detect the surge.

While it is expected that the number of cases may increase in the coming two weeks with the expected speak reaching 1600 on 31st. The doctor has started the surge will only be identified in the testing capacity increases.

The doctor has also mentioned that COVID-19 patients are normally asymptomatic and mentioned without testing most cases may not be detected if adequate testing is not done.

As the testing capacity is low the doctor has mentioned the only way they could detect the cases are through active surveillance. He also advises the public to follow the active restriction measure placed.

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