The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday said it had set up five new COVID-19 testing laboratories in the country.
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. At the moment, the country has 46 PCR diagnostic machines and 12 GeneXpert laboratories.
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