The Nigerian Center For Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet monitored by News9naija released details for testing eligibility and how to get tested.
Below are the steps listed
We’ve updated national case definitons for #COVID19
Who can be tested?
Returning travellers with fever, cough or difficulty breathing
Contacts of confirmed cases with these symptoms
Those with fever & respiratory symptoms in areas of moderate-high prevalence
How to get tested:
Please contact your STATE or NCDC through the listed communication channels
Provide relevant details including symptoms and travel history if any
Stay at home and wait for further advice
Where you will be tested:
There are 6 labs currently accredited for #COVID19 testing in Nigeria. This is being expanded
NCDC will work with your state to transport the sample from point of collection to the nearest lab
Alternative measures will be taken as necessary
Can I test myself?
NO. Remember, there is no validated rapid diagnostic test kit for #COVID19
These rapid test kits can provide false results. DO NOT USE