The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said not every state requires a molecular laboratory to test for coronavirus.
The media aide to the NCDC Director General, Emeka Oguanuo, said this while addressing the non-existence of COVID-19 labs in Border States including Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe, Jigawa and Adamawa.
According to Oguanuo, labs of that nature are not built overnight.
He explained that so long as the states had effective sample collection infrastructure, they could affect the diagnosis of COVID-19 patients in their states.
Oguanuo stated that the long-term plan was to have the requisite infrastructure in each state.