COVID-19: Kano testing centre suspends operation over lack of testing kits
The newly established testing centre for COVID-19 in Kano State has suspended its operation.
The Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Amimu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Isah Abubakar disclosed this to Channels Television on Wednesday in an interview.
According to him, the centre had run out of test kits.
He added that samples taken in Kano will be sent to Abuja for testing, pending the resumption of operations at the Kano testing centre.
During the temporary closure, the laboratory will be fumigated as part of routine bio-safety measures to endure the safety of staff and the environment.
AKTH testing centre for COVID-19 which was established a few weeks ago by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to contain the spread of the deadly virus in Kano State, Abubakar added would remain closed pending when new test kits are supplied from Abuja.