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28 January 2020

Lagos State Biosafety laboratory begins operations.

As part of efforts aimed at tackling future disease outbreaks in the country, the Lagos State biosafety laboratory has begun operations.

The State Commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi who stated this today said the facility had the capacity to process, identify and store samples of infectious diseases such as Ebola, Lassa fever and Coronavirus among others.

According to Abayomi, the laboratory was built by the state government with support from the Canadian government to ensure the effective management of infectious diseases in the state.

The Commissioner stressed that the training which started about two years ago as part of the one-health and biosecurity strategy to build the biobank staff capacity in readiness for possible disease outbreak.

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