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14 August 2020

WHO Urges Nigeria to Decentralise COVID-19 Testing.

The World Health Organisation has commended Nigeria for being able to set up sixty-one laboratories that can test for Covid-19 in the last six months.

The WHO, however, added that there was a need to decentralise testing considering Nigeria’s huge population.

Its Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said at a webinar that when Covid-19 hit Africa in February, only two labs could test for the virus on the whole continent.

Moeti however noted that hings had since changed.

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