The implication is that Nigeria remains without an approved rapid test kit.

Government warned that anyone found marketing any type of RTKs would be sanctioned accordingly.

Nigeria’s confirmed cases shot up by 387 on Friday taking the total number of infections to 9302.

A breakdown of the new cases as released by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shows that Lagos State had 254 followed by  FCT with 29, Jigawa-24, Edo-22 and Oyo -15.

The rest are: Rivers-14, Kaduna-11 ,Borno-6, Kano-3 ,Plateau-2 ,Yobe-2, Gombe-2, Bauchi-2, and  Ondo-1.

A total of 2697 have been discharged so far while 261 deaths have occurred.

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