Pool testing in Pakistan: Test more with fewer kits

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Pool testing is a way to screen large number of people for COVID-19 even if they are asymptomatic. Photo: AFP Last month, both Punjab and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province promised to expedite coronavirus testing by carrying out ?pool? or ?group testing?. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa?s health and finance minister Taimur Khan Jhagra tweeted in April that with mass or community diagnosis the province’s testing capacity would grow by three to five times.

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