FG plans isolation centres at borders, 4,000 tests daily

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The Federal Government, as part of efforts to take advantage of two-week lockdown extension ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari, aims to conduct 4,000 COVID-19 tests every day.

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this on Tuesday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, said 2,000 tests would be conducted in Lagos, 1,000 in Abuja and 1,000 in other parts of the country.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said isolation centres would be established at the country’s land borders.




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