Coronavirus: FG sets up test labs in Edo, Lagos, FCT

The Federal Government has acquired the necessary reagents to test for the presence of Covid-19 otherwise known as coronavirus.

To this end, Laboratories in Lagos, Abuja and Irrua in Edo state have been designated to handle such tests.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who briefed State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja also said the reagents were acquired about eight days ago.

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The Minister commended the Chinese government for measures taken to curtail the spread of the disease and also gave an assurance that no case of the virus had been detected in the country or in Africa.


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