MESSAGE FROM THE NCDC
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