COVID-19: Why Kano Testing Centre was Shutdown – Health Minister


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Osagie Ehanire, Minister for Health has revealed the reason behind the closure of COVID-19 Testing centres in Kano state.

The Minister made the revelation at the daily Press briefing of the presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday, April 23.

According to Ehanire, FG decided to shut down the centre after some Health workers tested positive for the virus and the laboratories reported a shortage in the supply of testing reagents.


“As of the testing in Kano, there was a report that they have reduced availability of reagents and we supplied that.


“But in addition to that, there was a temporary halt in activity because some of the workers in the laboratory got infected, and laboratory had to be shut down for decontamination. That was just temporary.”

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Minister Ehanire further disclosed that FG had sent Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the health workers in the frontline of the Pandemic.

“With regards to supply of reagents, they have been replenished. They have PPE, they have reagents now, they are working.” said the Minister


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