The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, has urged Nigerians not pay for coronavirus test, stating that testing remains free for citizens across the country.
This was disclosed by the National coordinator on covid-19 who spoke on a live TV programme on Tuesday. Aliyu said the Federal Government provides free test kits across the laboratories, and that state governments pay private laboratories for every test they do.
Aliyu said, the only time private laboratories would charge for their services is when clients want to undergo Coronavirus test to embark on international travel.
He maintained that Nigeria must continue to be critical of the reopening processes to avoid a second wave of COVID-19 infection as seen in some countries already.
Currently, the cost of Coronavirus PCR test varies across private laboratories, noting, “Currently, it ranges between N42,750 and N50,400 on the payment portal.”