Nigeria says COVID-19 testing situation improving

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The COVID-19 testing strategy in Nigeria is slightly improving and yielding results, the country’s Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha said on Thursday.

Mustapha, also chairman of the Presidential Task Force, told reporters in Abuja that as statistics on COVID-19 continued to come out daily, the indications showed its testing strategy was yielding results because it could now give care to those that needed it.

So far, Nigeria has reported 4,971 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 1,070 discharges and 164 deaths, according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

Meanwhile, the center has kicked against self-medication of any kind by coronavirus patients in the country.

Drugs dispensed to coronavirus patients at isolation and treatment centers in the country were tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient, the NCDC said. Enditem

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