The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has announced that it will start free tests for COVID-19 on Monday.
In a tweet, Babatunde Salako, Director-General of NIMR, said the exercise will start on Monday in Lagos and that those who feel the need to get tested should book an appointment with the institute.
“The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research begins free screening for COVID-19 on Monday 30 March, 2020. Kindly visit our Website for appointment if you fall into categories of those who need the test, especially if you have come in contact with suspected case,” he wrote on Twitter.
Salako added that to be eligible for a test, an individual must have a history of travel outside of Nigeria and has fever, cough or difficulty breathing within 14 days of arrival, or anyone who comes in contact with a confirmed case who shows these symptoms within 14 days of contact.