Covid-19 Testing: Lagos Dispels N50,000 Payment Report, Says Testing Is Free

Mr Gbenga Omotoso, Commissioner for Information and Strategy




Against the backdrop of the prevailing rumour that Lagos residents are to begin the payment of N50,000 for covid-19 test, the Lagos state government has reassured the general public that testing is still free at all the COVID-19 public testing laboratories for all residents and enjoined all Lagosians to take advantage of this service if they feel unwell or feel they have had a close contact with an infected person.

Mr Gbenga Omotoso, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said the government has established sampling centres across the State and has continued to enhance the capacity of the public testing laboratories to test all those who require testing free of charge.

“If any resident feels unwell, please lodge a complaint through the appropriate channel by calling 08000CORONA,” he said, adding that

“The Lagos State Government launched a Consortium of 7 private laboratories in the first phase as part of the testing strategy of the State to increase the accessibility of testing facilities to the organized private and corporate sector who wish to test for various reasons.

“For the avoidance of doubt it is necessary to reiterate to members of the public that testing remains free of charge at all public testing laboratories.

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