NCDC, through its verified Twitter account on Sunday, noted that the new laboratories would be in Abakaliki, Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto, Port-Harcourt, Jos and Kaduna.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that presently, NCDC has two laboratories in Lagos, while Abuja, Ibadan, Osun and Edo have one respectively.
With increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country, the need for additional facilities to conduct the test has become necessary
to avoid losing probable cases to the community.
“We are aware of validation studies going on. Until these are completed, we cannot procure RDTs, because we do not know if they work,” it said.
NAN reports that as at 10:40p.m of March 28, there are 97 confirmed cases and one death in Nigeria.
Lagos has 59 cases, Abuja- 16; Oyo- seven; Ogun- three; Enugu, Edo, Bauchi and Osun has two cases each, while Ekiti, Rivers, Benue and Kaduna has one case respectively.
Edited By: Olagoke Olatoye