NCDC Shares Encouraging News With Nigerians On Its COVID-19 Testing Capacity

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that there are now COVID-19 testing laboratories across the 36 states including the federal capital territory (FCT).

The announcement was made after the Niger State Public Health Laboratory, Minna was formally included in the NCDC Molecular Laboratory Network.

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A tweet shared on the agency’s official Twitter handle read:

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of the Niger State Public Health Laboratory, Minna to the NCDC Molecular Laboratory Network.

In 8 months, we have activated at least one laboratory for #COVID19 testing in all 36 +1 states of #Nigeria. #TakeResponsibility

See the original tweet below:

The DG of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Chikwe Ikweagwu also shared some more positive updates on the team’s strides.

He said;

‘People predicted that reopening our airspace would lead to a spike in #COVID19 cases. Due to diligent efforts of the aviation sector & other colleagues we may have dodged a second bullet’

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