The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has asked Nigerians to report anyone demanding fees for COVID-19 test.
Speaking during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday, Ehanire said COVID-19 test was free.
“I wish to remind everyone that government-run testing for COVID-19 is free. Please report anyone who demands payment for necessary action,” he said.
Ehanire warned Nigerians against using unaccredited COVID-19 facilities, saying they were illegal and risky to use.
He said, “I will also remind everyone that COVID-19 treatment facilities which are not accredited by the responsible state or the FCT accreditation committees are illegal and risky.”
According to Ehanire, as of July 6, Nigeria has recorded a total of 28,711 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country out of 152,952 tests conducted.
He further explained that 11,665 people had been treated successfully and discharged, while the death toll from the pandemic is now 645.