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A health worker checks a woman's temperature amid coronavirus fears, at a counter at the Cantonment railway station in Karachi. — Reuters

Here's how you can get checked for coronavirus in Pakistan

A step-by-step guide on where to go, what to expect and how to get your symptoms checked.
Updated Mar 31, 2020 12:29pm

The threat of coronavirus is growing globally even as the numbers continue to decline in China, where the virus was originally reported.

In Pakistan, the federal government and the respective provincial governments have announced a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus.

To help people who feel like they might have the symptoms, Dawn.com reached out to health officials to understand the process through which one can be tested for the virus for free.

Here's what you need to know:

Facilities collecting coronavirus samples:

Please note the facilities below are only sending samples for free testing to the main centres and will not conduct tests themselves on individual requests.

However, some private labs are also independently testing individuals for the virus against a fee.

Punjab

AJK

Sindh

GB

KP


In addition to these facilities, citizens can visit their nearest public tertiary healthcare centre or district headquarter hospital for screening.