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President Muhammadu Buhari orders 4,000 coronavirus tests daily

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PresidentMuhammadu Buhari speaks to the nation on the Covid-19 updates, at the State House in Abuja yesterday

The President authorized the NCDC to increase testing in Lagos to 2,000; FCT, 1,000 and the rest of Nigeria to 1,000 per day

He said: “We now have the ability to test 1,500 people per day across the network. This capacity is not being fully exploited at the moment. The challenge right now is not the laboratory testing capacity, it is how energetic our public workforce is in identifying samples, collecting and sending them for testing.

“We have sufficient capacity to test 1,500 right now and we’re not close to overtire that capacity every day. But from today, we’ve to push even harder. Our target following Mr. President’s speech is to get 2,000 samples per day in Lagos, 1,000 in Abuja and 1,000 for the rest of the country.


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