NCDC expands COVID-19 testing ability to 2,500 day by day

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control in Nigeria, NCDC, says it has scaled up its testing limit with regards to COVID-19 to 2,500 every day.

Executive General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu talked during the day by day preparation of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 yesterday in Abuja.

Ihekweazu likewise unveiled that NCDC was scaling up COVID-19 test the nation over.

He stated: “The day by day lab testing limit has now expanded to 2,500 of every 15 research facilities. In the event that you think COVID-19, call the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) cost free number for a test.

“We are scaling up testing the nation over and the key segment that has changed in this, at any rate in Lagos, Abuja and Kano, rather than trusting that individuals will call us, we are currently going to where the patients are.

“We have set up explicit testing areas, obviously in coordinated effort and under the administration of the states in these three states to expand the throughput of tests being gathered from cases that really meet the case definition.”

This is coming at a time NCDC affirmed 204 new instances of Coronavirus in the nation.

Nigeria’s affirmed cases currently remain at 1932.

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