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Health News of Saturday, 11 July 2020

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Illegal COVID-19 lab in Banana Island shut down by Lagos govt

An illegal COVID-19 laboratory running in Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, has been shut down by the state government

The Lagos State Ministry of Health made this known on its official Twitter handle on Saturday.

According to the ministry, the lab carried out COVID-19 tests without the required government approval.

It added that the lab; Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre was also situated in a pharmacy.

“Citizens are advised to desist from patronising health facilities not accredited by the Lagos state government or management of COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities,” the Ministry said in a series of tweets.

The Ministry said it will “continue to do its best to ensure that health facilities in the State adhere strictly to standards to guarantee the health and wellbeing of Lagosians.”

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