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MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL (NCDC)

MESSAGE FROM THE NCDC

#COVID19Nigeria

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Do you know anyone planning to travel? Please share this important message

There is a higher risk of spreading #COVID19 through movements and travel. We advise that you stay at home and avoid all non-essential movements and travel.

We’re working hard to expand our testing capacity for #COVID19.

Currently, there are 6 labs in Nigeria with capacity to test for #COVID19. We aim to scale up to 13 labs in next 3 weeks

In progress- Abakaliki, Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto, Port-Harcourt, Jos, Kaduna.

The #COVID19 test reagents which Nigeria has received & procured recently can only be used for PCR tests in existing molecular laboratories.

There have been important developments such as use of Gene-Xpert machines. We‘re also expanding our testing capacity using this technology