The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the establishment of five new COVID-19 testing laboratories in the country.
This is according to a tweet on the official handle of the NCDC which said the latest addition brings the number of testing labs for COVID-19 in Nigeria to 58.
NCDC tweeted, “We are pleased to announce inclusion of 5 new labs in our Molecular Laboratory Network.”
The agency added that the new testing laboratories were set up at the Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin, Edo State; ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi; Rivers Indorama Company Molecular Lab; State Specialist Hospital, Amachara, Abia and the University of Abuja, Gwagwalada GX Lab.
We are pleased to announce inclusion of 5 new labs in our Molecular Laboratory Network:
🧪Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin
🧪ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi
🧪Rivers Indorama Company Molecular Lab
🧪State Specialist Hospital, Amachara, Abia
🧪University of Abuja, Gwagwalada GX Lab pic.twitter.com/ay01iqqiqe
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 21, 2020