COVID-19 Testing and Nigeria's 36 States - The Key Challenges

There are more than 200 million people in Nigeria, and with only 873 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, questions are being asked about the country's readiness to fight COVID-19. The comparison to South Africa, Africa's other powerhouse, is inevitable - that country now has 3,635 cases of the virus, and 133,774 people were tested. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, and Dr Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce COVID-19 answer some questions...


Faith Osamaye, a Youth Corps member is one of the young scientists working at the NCDC’s National Reference Laboratory as Nigeria responds for the outbreak of COVID-19.


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