NCDC insists test kits from China are not contaminated

Nigeria Center for Disease and Control, NCDC has brushed off claims that several medical test kits are contaminated with the Coronavirus.

In a recently posted tweet, the center has said that there are no attestations or basis for the belief to support any of the claims of supposed contamination. The test kits functioned effectively when safely used by health workers.


Last week, the minister of information also refuted claims that medical kits donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and the Chinese government are infected.

Meanwhile, a popular British tabloid, The Daily Telegraph reported delays in the delivery of test kits from Luxembourg-based firm, Eurofins contracted to speed up the production of testing materials in the UK after traces of the coronavirus was found on some of the components.

Nigeria has reported 6 new cases of the disease on Monday, bringing it to a total of 238. With 5 deaths so far, the NCDC, however, has said that 35 patients have recovered from the virus after receiving treatments and have been discharged from the hospital.

Chukwugozie Okeke reporting, Obinwannem News

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