Lagos yet to get Jack Ma’s testing kits

The test kits moved to Abuja after arriving Lagos

There were indications on Wednesday that Lagos State had yet to get its share of testing kits donated to the country by a Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma.

The Chinese businessman, had last month donated COVID-19 testing kits to African countries. The kits, which were sent to Ethiopia, were later distributed and dispatched to each of the countries.

The kits were initially sent to Lagos before they were conveyed to Abuja, where they were expected to be distributed to each state.

A top Lagos official, who confided in The PUNCH said, “Lagos is the epic centre of the virus, unfortunately, we are still awaiting our own share of Jack Ma kits and we are expected to conduct 2,000 tests every day.”

Out of Jack Ma’s consignment, Nigeria received 100,000 face masks, 1,000 protective gowns and 20,000 test kits.

Effort of our correspondent to know from NCDC what Lagos got from Jack Ma COVID-19 response kits was not successful. A text message sent to the mobile telephone line of the agency’s media representative, Emeka Omuguo, was not replied as at the time of filing the report.
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