HEALTH

NCDC Unveils WhatsApp Platform for Real Time Communication_Ada Nkong

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has introduced a WhatsApp service to enable it better communicate to Nigerians,how to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
In a tweet on Sunday, the center explained that the newly launched platform is to make room for a two-way real time communication on WhatsApp, between the agency and the people.

According to the NCDC, those who subscribe to the service would get the latest updates on COVID-19, as well as receive information on how testing can be carried out.

The agency urged interested citizens to add the WhatsApp number to their contact list to get started.
Meanwhile, the center announced in another tweet that it has increased the number of laboratories with the capacity to test for COVID-19 in the country.

The figure, according to the NCDC, has increased to seven with the inclusion of the Virology Laboratory of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, as well as the setting up of another laboratory in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

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