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