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COVID-19: Our Target Is To Test 2000 Samples Daily In Lagos – NCDC DG


The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) has stated it’s concentrating on to check 2000 COVID-19 samples each day in Lagos State.

In a tweet on his deal with on Tuesday, the NCDC Director-Normal, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated that the company has elevated its testing capability.

In line with the NCDC boss, the company is planning to check 1000 samples each day in Abuja and different components of the nation.

Dr. Ihekweazu added that NCDC is looking out for many who meet the case definition for COVID-19.

“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,” the NCDC boss stated.

“We’re expanding our labs, we have provided states with sample collection kits and developing innovative methods to ensure testing.”

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The goal is to check 2000 samples in Lagos, 1000 in Abuja and in the remainder of the nation each day, of the RIGHT individuals who meet the case definition.

We’re increasing our labs, have offered states with pattern assortment kits and growing progressive strategies to make sure testing

— Chikwe Ihekweazu (@Chikwe_I) April 14, 2020

He defined that“Our laboratories are prepared and have the capability to check. We should all push tougher than now we have.

“The accountability lies with the federal government in addition to with residents. We are able to pull by way of if we keep collectively.”

The NCDC had on Tuesday confirmed 11 new COVID-19 instances in Lagos State, taking Nigeria’s whole to 373 instances.

The most recent affirmation comes lower than two hours after the company confirmed 19, instances – 14 of them in Lagos, two within the Federal Capital Territory and one in every of Akwa Ibom, Edo and Kano states.

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