The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday the installation of a Coronavirus testing centre in Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi State.
The development has now increased the number of COVID-19 testing labs to seven in Nigeria, Naija News understands.
See the report below as tweeted by NCDC:
The virology lab of Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Ebonyi has been activated for #COVID19 testing
This brings number of COVID-19 testing labs in Nigeria to 7
In progress-Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto, Port Harcourt, Jos & Kaduna pic.twitter.com/EiZ54abQeW
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 1, 2020
Meanwhile, the NCDC has earlier announced a live broadcast which will have the presence of the Incident Manager of the National Lassa Fever Emergency Operations Centre, Chioma Cindy Dan-Nwanfor on WE FM 106.3 to give updates on the ongoing response to Lassa fever in Nigeria.