95 Labs in Iran Carry Out 15,000 Coronavirus Tests Each Day
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Head of Pasteur Institute of Iran Ali Reza Biglari announced that tens of laboratories across the country are now conducting coronavirus tests on nearly 15,000 people every day.

“Today, a laboratorial network has been created in the country with 95 laboratories which diagnose coronavirus in blood samples,” Biglari said on Sunday.

He added that all Iranian provinces are now equipped with one or two labs which carry out tests on over 15,000 samples of suspected coronavirus patients every day and declare the results in 24 hours.

Biglari also said that at present 5 Iranian knowledge-based companies are producing kits to diagnose coronavirus in suspected people.

The Iranian health ministry announced on Saturday that the number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 55,743, adding that 3,452 patients have died and 19,736 others have recovered so far.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting approximately all countries and territories around the world. The virus was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. It has so far killed more than 64,700 people and infected over 1.2 million others globally.

The Iranian foreign ministry declared that despite Washington’s claims of cooperation to transfer drugs to Iran via the new Swiss-launched payment mechanism, the US is troubling the process amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Although US claims that medicines and medical equipment are not under sanctions, they have practically blocked the transfer of Iran’s financial resources in other countries into the Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA), Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said.