A virology lab has opened in the city of Bokhtar, the capital of the Khatlon province. 

Director of the Khatlon Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision, Nourullo Boyakov, told Asia-Plus that the lab had opened under support of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population after obtaining a special permission. 

According to him, the Bokhtar-based lab will serve 14 districts and cities in the province and it will carry out 150-200 PRC-based tests daily.

Similar lab opened in the southern city of Kulob on May 26.

Recall, the Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population, Jamoliddin Abdullozoda, told the national news agency Khovar on May 26 that five labs testing for COVID-19 now operate in Dushanbe and the number of such labs will increase in the future.

Within the next few days, such labs will open in