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COVID-19 Update: 3,000 samples yet to be tested in Lagos over shortage of kits

Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stated that 3,000 samples are yet to be tested in the state due to lack of reagents.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu blamed the development on global shortage of reagent for molecular testing of the samples, adding that the state is hoping to get the reagent soon to test the samples collected. He said;

“We have 3,000 samples collected but we have not been able to carry the test because of the global shortage of reagent for molecular testing.

“We are hoping that some of the reagents will be supplied tomorrow and Tuesday.

“It would not be out of place to see positive cases in the range of 20 percent out of the 3,000 samples collected.

“We are improving the capacity of our isolation facilities in preparation to take care of more patients.”


Lagos, is epicenter of Nigeria’s coronavirus outbreak. The State has so far spawned over 1000 confirmed cases, 247 recoveries and 30 deaths.

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