By Olivia Joseph, For Agenda Watchdog, April 15, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has disclosed plans by the body to upscale its testing capacity of COVID-19 samples in Lagos to 2000 daily, and 1000 samples daily in Abuja and other parts of Nigeria. The DG made this disclosure on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, on his verified twitter handle.
Dr. Ihekweazu’s tweet read: “The target is to test 2000 samples in Lagos, 1000 in Abuja and in the rest of the country daily, of the right people who meet the case definition”. “We’re expanding our labs, we have provided states with sample collection kits and developing innovative methods to ensure testing.”