The laboratory will be able to conduct PCR tests on 500 passengers daily.
Several equipment that was donated to the Ministry of Health for hospitals was installed at the new laboratory.
A PCR test conducted at private hospitals costs between Rs.6,000-Rs.8,000 while the report is released in six hours.
However, the new laboratory established at the BIA has the ability to release results within two and a half hours, free of charge.
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