NCDC activates second COVID-19 test centre in Kano

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated the eighteenth testing centre in Nigeria and the second molecular laboratory in Kano state.

NCDC via its verified Twitter handle said the centre had been activated at Bayero University, Kano (BUK).

The statement read; "The 18th COVID-19 testing laboratory has been activated at Bayero University, Kano – the second laboratory to be activated in the state.

"We remain committed to rapidly scaling up COVID-19 testing capacity in Nigeria, as outlined in the national testing strategy."

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the centre was designed with 180 daily testing capacity to complement the existing one at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH).

NAN reports also that the management of the university earlier announced plans for the centre to begin operation on May 1 to stem the spread of COVID-19.

As of April 30, Kano State had recorded 219 coronavirus cases and five deaths.

See tweet below:

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