COVID-19 test centre now available in Kwara

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The Kwara State test centre for the novel coronavirus is now open and available, The Ravens can confirm.

The Ravens earlier reported that the test centre would be ready shortly.

The centre has been certified by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and is situated at GeneXpert laboratory, Sobi Specialist Hospital.

Confirming the development, the Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq wrote on his official Facebook page: “Kwara State now has a test centre for COVID-19 that is certified by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The centre is at GeneXpert laboratory, Sobi Specialist Hospital.

“We made efforts to upgrade this centre so as to quicken COVID-19 testing for our people. It will also enable our health officials make prompt decision on whether to quarantine or isolate individuals who show up with or without symptoms related to COVID-19.”

He also revealed that another COVID-19 molecular and research laboratory to be located at the Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre is in the pipeline.

“Another COVID-19 molecular and research laboratory is proposed at the Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre which will utilise Reverse transcription and PCR in real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR),” he said.

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