The Lagos State government has said that the COVID-19 tests would remain free as it was before.
This was said by the Lagos State commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Gbenga Omotoso on Wednesday, urging Lagosians to take advantage of the free tests whenever they feel any symptoms of the coronavirus.
Speaking at the daily COVID-19 report for Lagos State, the commissioner said ”The state would like to reassure the general public that testing is still free at all the COVID-19 public testing laboratories for all Lagos residents”.
”Residents are enjoined to take advantage of this service if they feel unwell or feel they have had close contact with an infected person”.
”For the avoidance of doubt it is necessary to reiterate to members of the public that testing remains free of charge at all public testing laboratories”.
Lagos State which is the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria currently has a total of over 10,000 confirmed cases with about 1,603 discharged and 128 deaths.
The confirmed cases in the state is expected to rise as lockdown restrictions are been relaxed and non adherance to COVID-19 precautionary measures by Lagosians as stated by the Nigeria Center for Diseases Control, NCDC.