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NCDC Announces 2 New Labs For Coronavirus Testing, Total Now 11

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced the activation of two new laboratories for coronavirus testing.

The NCDC made the announcement on Saturday via its verified twitter handle.

One of the new laboratories, Influenza Laboratory is located at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, Kano State while the other, at the National Veterinary Research Institute NVRI in Plateau State, the health agency tweeted.

This brings the number of COVID-19 testing labs in the country to 11, it added, while revealing four more labs in Borno, Sokoto, Rivers and Kaduna states were underway.

NCDC wrote: “Two new labs have been activated for #COVID19 testing.

“1.Influenza Laboratory at @aminukanoth Kano 2. @nvrivom, Plateau State.

“This brings the number of COVID-19 testing labs in Nigeria to 11.

“In progress- Maiduguri, Sokoto, Port Harcourt & Kaduna.”

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