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NCDC prompts 5 new COVID-19 testing labs throughout 30 States |

NCDC prompts 5 new COVID-19 testing labs throughout 30 States

Moses Emorinken, Abuja

The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) has activated 5 (5) new COVID-19 testing laboratories throughout 30 States of the federation.

The 5 new laboratories are – Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin; ATBU Instructing Hospital, Bauchi; Rivers Indorama Firm Molecular Lab; State Specialist Hospital, Amachara, Abia; and College of Abuja, Gwagwalada GX Lab.

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The NCDC disclosed this in an announcement Tuesday in Abuja.

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This brings the cumulative tally of laboratories within the NCDC Molecular Laboratory Community to 58.

There are at present 46 PCR diagnostic machines and 12 GeneXpert laboratories in Nigeria.

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Additionally, the entire variety of COVID-19 checks carried out as at 21st July is 218,233.

NCDC prompts 5 new COVID-19 testing labs throughout 30 States

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