COVID-19: NCDC increases testing laboratories to 13


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday said they have scaled up testing capacity in the country from 6 to 13 laboratories

“Seventeen days ago, we set a target to scale up #COVID-19 testing capacity from 6 to 13 labs in 3 weeks

Today, we announced the inclusion of the 12th & 13th labs, with plans for further expansion” the centre said in post on a their social media

It added that the lab strategy set to be published has more details on how they are scaling up testing

“Two new labs have been activated for#COVID-19  testing at DNA Lab, a private sector lab in Kaduna and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno” the centre added

‪NCDC further stated that the new laboratories bring the number of COVID-19 testing labs in Nigeria to 13. It said Sokoto and Port Harcourt are ‪currently in progress.

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