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GeneXpert machines to be used for Covid-19- Minister

Over three hundred GeneXpert machines used for tuberculosis diagnosis are to be converted for the detection of Corona Virus.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire stated this at the news briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 in Abuja.

The Minister said the move had become necessary due to the increasing number of cases in the country.

Dr Ehanire said a One thousand capacity bed isolation center was also been prepared in the FCT in case the number of infected persons increase.

He also called for a collective approach by all Nigerians to fight the deadly Corona virus.

Emmanuel Kutara

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