Makinde explains why there is delay in COVID-19 testing

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has state why there is delay in the conduct of COVID-19 tests in the state.

Makinde, in a press briefing on Wednesday said that the shortage of reagents was responsible for the delay in the processing of COVID-19 tests.

According to him, this has caused a backlog of 300 out of 775 samples collected.

The governor, apologizing to those awaiting results on his Twitter page wrote: “Due to a shortage of reagents required to process COVID-19 tests, we currently have a number. Of the pending results of 775 samples collected so far, 300 are awaiting results.

“We are already in the process of acquiring more reagents in the shortest possible time to enable us clear the backlog. We appeal for patience from those awaiting results.

“Meanwhile, we will continue conducting tests at the drive-through/walk-through testing centre at Adamasingba Stadium.”

The state has recorded twenty-one cases of Coronavirus since the outbreak.


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