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Trump urges slowdown in COVID-19 testing

TULSA: US President Donald Trump has said he asked health officials in his administration to slow down coronavirus testing, arguing that increased tests lead to more cases being discovered. The president has claimed on several occasions that surges of COVID-19

NCOC briefed on COVID-19 testing facilities, SOPs violations

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the nerve centre for the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, was apprised that 102 laboratories were undertaking COVID-19 tests in the country. A meeting was held in Islamabad on Tuesday to review short-term

Canada to ramp up COVID-19 testing, recommend digital app

OTTAWA: Canada will ramp up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as it gradually lifts restrictions and is working closely with Apple and Google on a mobile phone app to help, the prime minister said. In his daily news conference, Prime

France’s COVID-19 tracing app expected to enter testing next week

PARIS: France’s state-supported ‘StopCOVID’ contact-tracing app should enter its testing phase in the week of May 11 when the country starts to unwind its lockdown, a government minister said. Minister for Digital Affairs Cedric O, a member of President Emmanuel

SIUT is providing free testing facilities for coronavirus

KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) has started providing free testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which has gained a foothold in the province. The SIUT has received the required testing kits and other necessary equipment

Trump signs $8.3 billion bill to fight coronavirus

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signed a bill on Friday allocating $8.3 billion to bolster the country’s capacity to test for the novel coronavirus and fund other measures to stem a global outbreak. The death toll reached 14 by Friday

Despite US threats Turkey tests Russian missile defences

ANKARA: Turkey began testing its Russian missile defence system on Monday, despite repeated calls from the United States that it could lead to sanctions. Planes, including F-16 fighter jets, circled the Murted military base in Ankara province to test the