Oyo News: Shortage of reagents delaying COVID-19 tests in Oyo State, says Makinde

Oyo News: Shortage of reagents delaying COVID-19 tests in Oyo State, says Makinde

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State yesterday said that shortage of reagents had been delaying the processing of Coronavirus tests.
Makinde said this had caused a backlog of 300 out of 775 samples collected.
The governor, who revealed this via his official Twitter handle, apologised to those waiting for the test results and appealed to them to exercise patience while the state government ramped up efforts to source for the chemical required for the process.
“Due to shortage of reagents required to process COVID-19 tests, we currently have a number of pending results. Of the 775 samples collected so far, 300 are awaiting results.
“We are already in the process of acquiring more reagents in the shortest possible time to enable us to clear the backlog. We appeal for patience from those awaiting results,” he tweeted.
Makinde also said that the state government was on course to open up testing centres in other areas for the much-needed Coronavirus mass testing, saying: “In a bid to continue ramping up testing from next week, we will be moving to other zones in the state to conduct tests.
“Details of the schedule will be provided in due course.

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