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COVID-19: Nigeria now has eight testing laboratories -NCDC

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that Nigeria now has eight laboratories to conduct sample tests for the Coronavirus disease.

The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known during the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in the country, on Friday in Abuja, NAN reports.

He said “One more testing laboratory opened in Lagos today. Nigeria now has eight laboratories for testing for COVID-19.

“The new Lab is the Bio security Facility in Lagos State.

“So Lagos now has three Labs. Later today we will activate a Lab in Abuja, and then Kano will be next.”

He also said that the center would conduct tests for the virus across the country quickly without compromising on standards.

According to him, ”as much as speed was important, accuracy was also important, and the nation had to find a balance”.

Recall that the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday morning, confirmed six new cases of coronavirus in the country.

As at 11:00 am 3rd April there are 190 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty have been discharged with two deaths

Meanwhile, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, announced that eleven coronavirus patients have been discharged at the Infectious Disease Center, Yaba Mainland Hospital.

This brings to 24, the total number of discharged COVID-19 patients in the country.



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