Ladakh health department officials presently are sending samples of the suspected patients to the National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi.
Ladakh health commissioner secretary Rigzin Samphel informed that a team of experts from Indian Council of Medical Research will visit Leh this week.
The team headed by Ladakhi microbiologist Kunzang Chorol.
Samphel further said that the COVID-19 testing laboratory is expected to start functioning from May.
Samphel further informed that the site selection has already been completed and online training for local doctors is also being arranged.