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COVID-19: Nigeria Can Now Test 1,500 People A Day —Health Minister


Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said that Nigeria now has the capacity to test 1,500 people a day for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Minister made the comment at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

“With the expanded national case definition and addition of two new laboratories to test for COVID-19 in Ibadan and Ebonyi States, the national testing capacity is now at 1,500 a day,” Ehanire said.

He added, “I applaud all our health workers and emergency responders in this critical time.”

Minister also noted that 71 per cent of 6,000 contacts have been traced and efforts were being intensified to reduce the numbers of suspected cases who have not been reached.

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