LAHORE :19 April: The Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory for Emerging Pathogens of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has begun conducting diagnostic tests for coronavirus (Covid-19). The UVAS lab has successfully processed the first batch of 205 coronavirus suspected samples received from Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department. UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad visited the laboratory, inspected the testing process and appreciated Prof Dr Tahir Yaqub, chairman, Department of Microbiology, and his team for their contribution to the noble cause. Prof Nasim Ahmad said UVAS was committed to contributing to the best of its capabilities to the disease diagnostic and control efforts of the government in the fight against coronavirus. Earlier, the Punjab governor had inaugurated the lab for emerging pathogens developed by the Department of Microbiology of UVAS to enhance the disease diagnostic capabilities of the Punjab government. The Punjab Healthcare Commission evaluated the laboratory.The news.