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“Do not Pay Anyone For Coronavirus Test” – Federal Government Cautions Nigerians

Recently, the Nigerian Government has cautioned again that no person should pay for running a test for COVID-19, the government also urged citizens to report anyone who demands payment for such services.

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This information was made known via the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire on Monday, during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

“I wish to remind everyone that government-run testing for COVID-19 is free. Please report anyone who demands payment for necessary action,” he said.

Furthermore, the Minister noted that as of July 6, the country has confirmed a total amount of 28,711 reported cases of the deadly global pandemic virus.

However, he emphasized that 11,665 people have been treated successfully and discharged.

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Ehanire revealed that Nigeria has lost about 645 lives to the disease.

He asserted that June 2020 recorded half the total number of deaths confirmed so far.

“It means that just under half of the total fatalities so far recorded occurred in that single month of June. While we more than doubled the tests done and the number of cases detected.

“The reduction in case fatality rate is down to about 2.2 per cent as opposed to about 5 per cent we have seen on global average,” he said.

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