==> The Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Sunday, May 10, 2020 released the list of States with molecular laboratories for testing suspected cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
==> According to NCDC, 23 molecular laboratories have been set up in thirteen states, including the FCT.
==> The NCDC made this known via its official Twitter handle on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
It said: “UPDATE: 3 new labs have been included in our molecular laboratory network for #COVID19 at Test tube @UpthOnline, Port Harcourt Test tube @RSUTH_PH satellite lab, Port Harcourt Test tube @ubthng PCR laboratory, Benin.
“This brings the number of labs in Nigeria with the capacity to test for #COVID19 to 23.”
==> Rivers State and FCT were among the newly added States on the list.
Below is the breakdown of the States and the number of Molecular Labs built for testing of COVID-19 in Nigeria:
1. Sokoto (1 molecular lab)
2. Kano (3 molecular labs)
3. Kaduna (2 molecular labs)
4. Maiduguri (1 molecular lab)
5. Abuja (2 molecular labs)
6. Jos (1 molecular labs)
7. Ibandan (1 molecular lab)
8. Osun (1 molecular lab)
9. Edo (2 molecular labs)
10. Ogun (1 molecular lab)
11. Lagos (4 molecular labs)
12. Delta (1 molecular lab)
13. Rivers (2 molecular labs)