Need a Coronavirus test? NCDC unveils more hotlines

April 8, 2020
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Do you need a coronavirus test?

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC is closer to you than you can imagine as it releases its hotlines.

The hotlines cover all the 36 states and Abuja.

NCDC is the agency at the centre of the national battle against coronavirus pandemic.

It advises anyone who requires a coronavirus test to call the listed numbers.

On making the call, the person will be prompted to
1. Provide relevant details
2. Stay isolated and wait for further advice.

NCDC also clarifies on who should get tested for the virus.

They are: returnees to Nigeria presenting with fever, cough or difficulty breathing within 14 days

The second category are contacts of a confirmed case with the symptoms

The third category are those with fever and cough.

They also include those having difficulty breathing in an area of moderate-high #COVID19 prevalence.

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