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Red Alert! We Are Running Out Of Coronavirus Test Kits – NCDC Cries Out

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Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has raised alarm over a major shortfall in Coronavirus test kits in the country.

In his tweet on Sunday at 1.50pm, Ihekweazu said “we’re desperately looking for more RNA extraction kits as we expand #COVID19 testing”.

He provided specifications of the test kits needed in the country as Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column and with a lysis buffer) manufactured by Qiagen, ThermoFischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc.

Suppliers have been provided with an email address ncdclabnetwork@ncdc.gov.ng to contact NCDC to deliver the product for payment.

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