Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chike Ihekweazu, has said that the curfew imposed by state governments to halt the looting of warehouses and destruction of property have slowed down testing for COVID-19.

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) on Thursday said the test kits recently developed by the Nigeria Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), cannot be deployed to test for COVID-19, as they are yet to be confirmed.

Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 60,655 on Tuesday night following 225 new cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update.

Many Nigerians have neglected the use of face masks, and other safety measures developed by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 to curb the virus, Network for Civil Societies on Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) has said.

As schools resume nationwide, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised states to conduct risk assessment to reduce the exposure level of pupils to COVID-19.


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