COVID19; Nurses and healthcare workers warn that Nigeria’s testing capacity is too low.

Some Nigerian Health Associations have expressed concern over the amount of tests conducted in Nigeria since the out break of this pandemic. It has been previously reported that Nigeria has so far conducted just 5000 tests with some even testing twice.

The groups, including the Nigerian Medical Association, the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria and the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, said it was not enough for the federal and state governments to impose lockdown on citizens without ensuring that those who had been infected with the virus were fished out and tested.

The World Health Organisation had, last week said there was an urgent need to increase COVID-19 testing in Africa. It advised that testing must go beyond cities.

 

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