The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, has disclosed that it is desperately in need of testing kits.
NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu said the agency was desperately in need of RNA extraction kits.
Ihekweazu explained that the RNA extraction kits would help the agency expand COVID-19 testing capacity.
He made the disclosure via his verified Twitter handle.
The NCDC DG wrote:
“We’re desperately looking for more RNA extraction kits as we expand #COVID19 testing.
“Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column and with a lysis buffer)
“manufacturers: Qiagen, ThermoFischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc”.
However, Nigeria as at Sunday night recorded 91 new cases of COVID-19.
This now brings the total tally in the country to 1283.
Source: News update