Maharashtra: Private entities allowed to test staff for Covid-19

July 7, 2020

MUMBAI: The state allowed private establishments to test their staff for Covid, subject to conditions.

The state notification states that a minimum of 50 employees will have to be tested.

An application seeking permission will have to be sent to the civic chief or district collector. It should mention type of testing that will be done, and if a lab has been chosen, then its name should be mentioned as well.

Meanwhile, the Thane civic body allowed some private labs to start Covid testing, which will take the testing volume to4,000 daily. Currently, 900-1200 tests are done daily in Thane.

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