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COVID-19 tests free in Lagos

Lagos State Government has reassured residents that the test for coronavirus (COVID-19) remains free of charge in the state’s public testing laboratories.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, stated this in a release on Wednesday.

”The state would like to reassure the general public that testing is still free at all the COVID-19 public testing laboratories for all Lagos residents”, he said in a press statement..

”Residents are enjoined to take advantage of this service if they feel unwell or feel they have had close contact with an infected person,” Omotoso said.

He said that the government has established sampling centres across the state and has continued to enhance the capacity of the public testing laboratories to examine all those who required testing free of charge.

According to him, if any resident feels unwell, he should please, lodge a complaint through the appropriate channel by calling 08000CORONA.

He said that the state government has launched a consortium of seven private laboratories in the first phase.

”This is part of the testing strategy of the state to increase the accessibility of testing facilities to the organised private and corporate sector who wish to test for various reasons.

”For the avoidance of doubt it is necessary to reiterate to members of the public that testing remains free of charge at all public testing laboratories,” the commissioner said.

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