COVID-19: NCDC Releases Guidelines On Getting Tested For Corona Virus

COVID-19: NCDC Releases Guidelines

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

COVID-19: NCDC Releases Guidelines

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

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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

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