Osagie Ehanire, the minister of health, has asked Nigerians to report any Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) worker or Ministry of Health personnel that demands payment before COVID-19 test is carried out in the country.
There have been reports circulating since last week that the Federal government charges as much as N50,000 for Covid-19 testing and Osagie Ehanire has now rubbished those reports.
Speaking during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said COVID-19 testing remains free.
“I wish to remind everyone that government-run testing for COVID-19 is free. Please report anyone who demands payment for necessary action,” Osagie Ehanire.
NCDC confirms 575 new cases of coronavirus
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— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 6, 2020
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