BY MARY KUYE
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has stated that the present lab testing capacity for the state is now 850 persons per day.
Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this on Saturday during the state’s COVID-19 briefing explained that the testing capacity can, however, be expanded to about 1,500 to 2,000 daily with adequate extraction kits.
He said: “This is easily scalable to 1,500 and 2,000 subject to the availability of extraction kits considering the acute global shortage.
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”The state has paid for over 20,000 extraction kits and has placed an order for another 20,000 in its bid to test at least 120,000 in the next 60 days.
”Lagos State has commenced a biweekly procurement of laboratory needs to prevent running out of these materials going forward, until at least 120,000 tests are done in a about 2 months”.