The federal government has acquired necessary reagents to test for suspected cases of the Novel Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the briefing after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House.
The Minister also disclosed that Nigeria has set up three laboratories across the country to test suspected patients for the disease.
According to him, the designated laboratories have been set up in Lagos, Abuja and Irrua in Edo state to handle such tests.
He said the reagents were acquired about eight days ago.
The Minister however assured that no case of the virus has been detected in the country or Africa.