COVID-19: Lab screens 30, 000 overseas travellers

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.COVID -19: Medical Research Institute tested over 10,000 Nigerians for free, says DG

By Dennis Agbo

Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, accredited Coronavirus testing laboratory has screened over 30, 000 overseas travellers from Nigeria since the resumption of international travels after the Covid-19 global lockdown.

Managing Director of Safety Molecular Pathology Laboratories Enugu, Dr. Emmanuel Nna, made the disclosure, during the weekend following the inspection by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, MLSCN, in Enugu.

Nna said that the lab was responsible for reduction in the amount being charged in Nigeria for testing of Covid-19 samples.

Test for Covid-19 was made compulsory for travelers outside Nigeria since the outbreak of the pandemic, last year, bringing about upsurge in tests for Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Nna said that but for the intervention of the laboratory, Nigerians would have been paying through their nose to get tested for Coronavirus, to enable them travel outside Nigeria or conduct any other business that…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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