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The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Chikwe Ihwkweazu has said about 7,000 Nigerians have been tested for COVID-19.

Ihekweazu made the disclosure during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, on Thursday.

The NCDC DG also disclosed that they will soon be releasing the number of tests done weekly.

He said: “With respect to the number of persons that have been tested, so far, we are just around 7,000 but we want to release the numbers and potentially even give a breakdown of what we tested in every lab within the network.

“We have agreed every Friday by 6 pm to announce the number of tests for that week.”

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria currently stands at 442.

This followed confirmation of 35 new cases by NCDC in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, and the Oyo States yesterday.

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