COVID-19: NCDC sets up five new testing centres


Five new COVID-19 testing laboratories have been set up in Nigeria to increase testing capacities in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced this on Tuesday.

According to the health agency, the new centres will be located at Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin; ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi; Rivers Indorama Company Molecular Lab; State Specialist Hospital, Amachara, Abia; and University of Abuja, Gwagwalada GX Lab.

The NCDC in a statement said the development brought the total number of laboratories in its Molecular Laboratory Network to 58.

The country presently has 46 PCR diagnostic machines and 12 GeneXpert laboratories.

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