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FG to test 1,500 for Coronavirus daily -NCDC

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FG to test 1,500 for Coronavirus daily -NCDC 

By our correspondent

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday said by next week, it would increase its test capacity for COVID-19 to 1,500 a day, Daily Trust reports.

The Director-General of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this in Abuja at the second joint national briefing of the Presidential Taskforce Force on COVID-19 headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
According to him, the focus of the centre is to improve the number of people that could be tested.
He said: “Last week, we had the capacity to test 500 per day, by the end of this week, we will be at 1,000 a day. By next week, we are hoping to get to 1,500 a day.

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