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COVID-19: We Now Have Capacity To Conduct 3,000 Tests Daily – NCDC DG

The Director-Common of the Nigeria Middle for Illness Management (NCDC), Chikwe Iheweazu, has stated that Nigeria now has a testing capability of three,000 individuals per day.

At a briefing by the Presidential Job Pressure on COVID-19 on Wednesday, the NCDC boss reiterated that testing capability had improved however the one bottleneck left is learn how to get the fitting samples in for testing.

“We now have the capacity of testing 3,000 (people) per day. That capacity is not being fully utilized. That is why I focused on Lagos State and the FCT and the efforts they are making to get more people tested and more samples in,” he stated.

“We’ve improved testing capacity. The bottleneck now is getting the samples from the right people.”

In response to the NCDC boss, the federal government is organising 20 healthcare services in Lagos which can be introduced as soon as they’re open.

In the meantime, the federal government additionally commenced neighborhood testing in Abuja on Wednesday.

“In Abuja, in certain communities, we are going door to door and collecting samples from people who have an acute respiratory infection… collecting samples from people that think they have an acute respiratory infection,” Ihekweazu stated as he urged members of the general public to name the well being care strains if they believe signs.

The NCDC boss additionally gave some key suggestions relating to using facemasks as a protecting gear.

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In response to him, how the facemask is worn or dealt with whereas it’s being worn is extra vital than really simply carrying it.

Aside from studying the fitting option to put on it, he additionally suggested that within the absence of the medical masks, Nigerians can placed on some other sort of improvised however protected masks.

The complete suggestions are on the NCDC’s web site.

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