We’ve capacity to conduct 600 COVID-19 tests daily in Edo — Obaseki


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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.


Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has built capacity to conduct 600 coronaviruses (COVID-19) tests daily, even as there are three additional Real Time-PCR Molecular Reference Laboratory operational in the state.

The governor urged stakeholders and residents to support the government’s efforts to contain the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor disclosed while addressing journalists in Benin weekend.

He said: “In our COVID-19 response, we provided funding and platform for the set up of three additional Real Time-PCR Molecular Reference Laboratory in Edo State, with a daily testing capacity of 600 test per day at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, (ISTH), University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Edo Specialist Hospital and Lily Hospital.”

“There is also a massive procurement of laboratory commodities, personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, dialysis machines, PCR reagents,…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper