Kogi State Government has opened a testing laboratory for the Coronavirus pandemic.
Commissioner for Health in the state, Saka Haruna, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
According to him, the laboratory will be used to attend to residents with symptoms related to COVID-19.
Haruna said Kogi has established the Confluence Centre for Infectious Diseases in Lokoja, the state capital, saying manpower has been deployed in the facilities.
He added that the state has partnered the United States Centre for Diseases Control (CDC) to set up a reference molecular laboratory for COVID-19 tests.
The laboratory was set up amid the state’s claims that the NCDC falsified COVID-19 cases and that it has no case of the virus despite the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announcing three cases in the state.
The establishment of the testing centre comes 24 hours after the state chief judge, Nasir Ajanah died in an isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja.