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NCDC activates COVID-19 testing lab in Ebonyi

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC says the virology lab of Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Ebonyi has been activated for testing COVID19. as Nigeria struggles to contain the spread of the virus.

This brings the number of COVID-19 testing labs in Nigeria to 7, it said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Labs in Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto, Port Harcourt, Jos and Kaduna are expected to be activated soon.

Over 150 cases have been confirmed in the country, and the figure is expected to rise exponentially, according to the Director-General of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu.

President Muhammadu Buhari has initiated containment measures, which was announced during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday.

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