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Test Results Of Dubai, UK, US Returnees Will Not Be Revealed To Public – NCDC

Valentine Chinyem

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Dr. Chikwe Iheakweazu, Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said the agency will not share test results of Nigerians evacuated from Dubai, UAE; the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

He said it is against the ethics of the job.

The DG said this while responding to questions during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday.

“We are doing the test, even when the tests are out we are not going to offer it to you. We will offer it to the returnees. If they are patients we will manage that.

“We are not going to make public the results whether you just came back from Dubai or you are living in Nigeria. Results are meant for patients who got tested,” he said.

No fewer than 253 Nigerians were recently evacuated from the United Kingdom (UK) by the Federal Government and 265 others evacuated from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

More so, on May 10, 160 Nigerians who were stranded in the United States following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Canada, China, Saudi, Thailand and Turkey are other countries the federal government still looking at repatriating Nigerians.