Coronavirus test remains free – Lagos

Coronavirus COVID-19

Lagos State Government has reassured residents that the test for coronavirus (COVID-19) remains free of charge in the state’s public testing laboratories.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, stated this in a release on Wednesday.

“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 and all Lagosians are enjoined to take advantage of this service if they feel unwell or feel they have had a close contact with an infected person,” he said.

“The Government has established sampling centres across the state and has continued to enhance the capacity of the public testing laboratories to test all those who require testing free of charge. If any resident feels unwell, please lodge a complaint through the appropriate channel by calling 08000CORONA.”

Mr Omotoso said the state government launched a consortium of seven private laboratories in the first phase to boost access to testing facilities to the organised private sector.

As of Tuesday, Lagos had 10,510 confirmed COVID-19 cases – the highest in the country.