The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Monday restated the conditions under which residents could access free COVID-19 tests.
“If you have COVID-like symptoms such as fever, breathlessness or cough, you can be tested for free at Lagos Biobank,” he tweeted via his verified Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi.
He noted that those without symptoms and those who need COVID-19 test for personal reasons such as work or travel should book their tests at the various accredited laboratories where they will have to pay to get tested.
“It is important to clarify the difference between those that need to take #COVID19 test and those that want to be tested for other reasons.
“If you have #COVID-like symptoms such as fever, breathlessness or cough, you can be tested for free at @LagosBiobank.
“However, if you want to test for reasons such as travel and other work-related activities you can book for a #COVID19 test at @followlasg accredited Labs,” he tweeted.
The commissioner in the tweet provided the list of the public laboratories in Lagos where free COVID-19 test can be done for people with symptom and also provided the list of the fee-paying private laboratories.
Abayomi, however, stressed the importance of early diagnosis for COVID-19, noting that late diagnosis of the viral pandemic can be fatal.
“Early detection can save your life! #TakeResponsibility, get tested #ForAGreaterLagos,” he said.
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