Three Nigerian laboratories equipped to test Coronavirus, says FG

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The Federal Government has equipped three laboratories in Nigeria with re-agents capable of detecting any possible case of Coronavirus in the country. The disease, which first broke out in the Wuhan province of China, has infected 42,708 people and claimed 1,017 lives.

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire disclosed this on Wednesday to State house correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The minister said the re-agents and Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine used in molecular biology to rapidly make millions to billions of copies of a specific DNA sample were purchased about eight days ago.

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