The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has lamented that some states are not testing for COVID-19 enough, making it difficult to understand the burden of the disease for effective response.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, NCDC, made this known in Abuja at the Joint National Briefing of the Taskforce.
Ihekweazu listed the states not testing enough as Cross Rivers, Jigawa, Kogi, Osun, Ebonyi Adamawa and Zamfara States. Stressing that It’s important to test so as to manage the outbreak and plan for vaccination.
The NCDC DG also noted that the FCT, Lagos and Kaduna currently had the highest cases so far.
As the year ends and the festive period draws, Ihekweazu again urged Nigerians to maintain the COVID-19 protocols he particularly advised against mass gatherings.