The Kwara Government says a Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centre will be fully operational very soon in the state.
The Chief Press Secretary to Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin.
According to him, further details will be made public later.
He said that the state government commends the NCDC for its support and the health workers for their immeasurable sacrifice.
He added that the lack of a testing centre had no doubt been a major setback.
“With this centre, Kwara joins the few states with the capabilities to run tests for the virus and some other infectious diseases
“This major breakthrough has been made possible with the efforts of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who has pulled all the strings and made the necessary investments to actualise the dream
“The government also wishes to say that disparity in the figure of positive cases often arises because of late or delayed declaration on the part of the NCDC which understandably deals with results from several states.
“It is also pertinent to state that disparity in figures occurs in cases of ‘repeat tests’. What is constant however is that neither the NCDC nor the state has any reason to under-declare or overstate anything.
“Finally, the government restates the need for everyone to take personal responsibility in our efforts to contain this virus,” Ajakaye said.
Edited By: Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)
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