FG plans isolation centres at borders, 4,000 tests daily

The Federal Government, as part of efforts to take advantage of two-week lockdown extension ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari, aims to conduct 4,000 COVID-19 tests every day.

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this on Tuesday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, said 2,000 tests would be conducted in Lagos, 1,000 in Abuja and 1,000 in other parts of the country.

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The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said isolation centres would be established at the country’s land borders.

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