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COVID-19 Testing: NCDC Unveils Two New Molecular Labs

NCDC Director-Normal, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu holds a gathering with Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma in Owerri on April 18, 2020.


The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) introduced on Saturday the inclusion of two new molecular labs into the nation’s laboratory community for COVID-19 testing.

In a tweet through its official deal with, the NCDC mentioned the labs had been situated on the Usman Danfodio College Educating Hospital, Sokoto, and the Ahmadu Bello College, Kaduna.

We’re proud to announce the inclusion of two new labs to the molecular laboratory community for #COVID19 at

🧪Usman Danfodio College Educating Hospital, Sokoto
🧪Ahmadu Bello College, Zaria, Kaduna

This brings the variety of labs with capability to check for #COVID19 to 15

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 25, 2020


This brings the variety of labs that may take a look at for the virus within the nation to 15.

The NCDC has mentioned it’s ramping up testing for the virus nationwide.

Consultants preserve elevated testing is essential to defeating the virus.

On Friday, Nigeria’s virus instances surpassed the 1,000 mark.

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