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NCDC To Establish Molecular Lab In Nasarawa

Halima Gayam  
Updated July 8, 2020
A file photo of the NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu.

 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is to establish a molecular laboratory and an Emergency Operation Centre in Nasarawa State.

NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this on Wednesday during a visit to Governor Abdullahi Sule at the Government House in Lafia, the state capital.

The laboratory will be set up at the Dangerous Disease Diagnostic Centre in the state.

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According to the health agency, the state has 234 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease.

In its latest update on July 8, NCDC noted that 113 people have recovered from the virus while eight have succumbed to COVID-19.