The Director General (DG) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has assured that the testing centre in Kano State will resume activities on April 27.
Ihekweazu disclosed this on Monday during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.
He explained that the centre was earlier shut in the interest of the workers because it was contaminated and some workers were infected.
He noted that re-opening of the lab involved collaborative efforts of NCDC workers, Kano State laboratory scientist, adhoc staff, among others.
He added that Kano State is one of the states in which NCDC has the strongest ties with and is therefore highly concerned about the situation in the state.
Ihekweazu added that efforts are in place to investigate the cause of increased deaths recently reported in the state.
He also said that reports of the preliminary investigation into the cause of the deaths should be available in few