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Nigeria Running Out of Coronavirus Test Kits – NCDC

Valentine Chinyem



Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has said the country is running out of Coronavirus test kits.

In tweet on Sunday, Ihekweazu said “We’re desperately looking for more RNA extraction kits as we expand #COVID19 testing”.

He provided specifications of the test kits needed in the country as Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column and with a lysis buffer) manufactured by Qiagen, ThermoFischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc.

As of yesterday, Nigeria recorded 91 new cases, with a total number of 1273 Covid-19 cases. Lagos has the highest number of victims, with Abuja following in second place. However, 239 patients have also been discharged, while 40 deaths have been recorded so far.