By Metohuey Michael Adoglo
Healthcare experts say Nigeria needs to develop new modalities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, noting that the testing procedure must be improved to protect the nation.
They stressed that the country must improve its COVID-19 testing to guaranty control efforts.
According to them, lack of adequate testing, cost of testing and sticking to the methods of testing can undermine efforts to curtail the infection.
Recall that despite the efforts by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the Presidential Steering Committee, and other partners to increase the COVID-19 testing capacity, the number of people tested for the viral infection in the country so far remains low.
Data from the NCDC as of January 6, 2022, showed that out of the 206 million population, only 3,863,081 have been tested since the first case of the virus was detected on February 27, 2020.
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