NIGERIA Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said, 250, 000 people have been tested for COVID-19.
Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja during the briefing of the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
According to him, 3, 000 to 4, 000 tests are carried out daily in the country, stating that 59 laboratories have the capacity to test for COVID-19.
He said, “There are high throughput labs that existed for HIV testing, GeneXperts; other approaches are inclusion of private laboratories and rapid diagnostic test kits.
“There are 45 labs that can carry out real time PTR testing across the country, while four mega PCR labs have been activated to include; two national reference lab and the defence reference lab in Abuja, one lab at the, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital and another in Lagos.”