Nigeria’s Health Minister says those demanding payment for COVID-19 test should be reported

Written by on July 7, 2020

Osagie Ehanire, the minister of health, has asked Nigerians to report any Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) worker or Ministry of Health personnel that demands payment before COVID-19 test is carried out in the country.

There have been reports circulating since last week that the Federal government charges as much as N50,000 for Covid-19 testing and Osagie Ehanire has now rubbished those reports.

Speaking during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said COVID-19 testing remains free.

“I wish to remind everyone that government-run testing for COVID-19 is free. Please report anyone who demands payment for necessary action,” Osagie Ehanire.

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