NCDC Has Tested 22,000 Nigerians For Corona Virus

By Elijah Ugani – Calabar

The Director General of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has stated that 22,000 Nigerians has been tested for corona virus .

The DG made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Covid 19.

Ihekweazu stated that those infected are made to undergo a series of tests which are not counted and updated in the system.

His words “The data shared is on people that tested not test done. The data we share when we say we have about 22,000 tested, those are on people tested, we don’t include all the series of tests.

“Every individual that is positive will have to be tested every three, four or five days. And some would have stayed in the hospital for about four weeks, so all those tests were being done as well and all of that are in the lab.

“So, the numbers are really not fully representing the work being done in the labs across the country. We are not reflecting those numbers in the number we share everyday”


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