Nigeria

NCDC: We’ve set up five new coronavirus testing centres

The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said it has set up five new COVID-19 testing laboratories in the country.

The agency,in a statement, named the new centres to be located at Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin; ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi; Rivers Indorama Company Molecular Lab; State Specialist Hospital, Amachara, Abia; and University of Abuja, Gwagwalada GX Lab.

The development, according to NCDC, brought the total number of laboratories in the NCDC Molecular Laboratory Network to 58.

At the moment, the country has 46 PCR diagnostic machines and 12 GeneXpert laboratories.

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