LAHORE (22-05-20): The Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory for Emerging Pathogens of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has tested 5,000 samples received from Punjab Healthcare Department for COVID-19.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad met the team involved in COVID-19 testing and appreciated Prof Dr Tahir Yaqub, Chairman Department of Microbiology, and his team for their contribution to this noble cause. The Vice-Chancellor especially acknowledged the contribution of volunteer postgraduate students for their bravery and dedication and distributed stipend cheques among them as a token of appreciation.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Nasim said that the UVAS is committed to contributing to the best of its capabilities to the government efforts in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier, Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar had inaugurated the lab for emerging pathogens developed by the Department of Microbiology of UVAS on April 7, 2020. The Punjab Healthcare Commission evaluated the laboratory and approved it for the COVID-19 testing.