COVID-19: Testing with GeneXpert machines a game-changer – Experts

By Moses Emorinken, Abuja Experts in the health sector have described the move by the federal government to convert the over 300 GeneXpert machines, hitherto, used for the diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV, for coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, as a game-changer. The WHO has always emphasized the critically important role ‘testing’ plays in curbing the rampaging spread of the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19). Speaking with the Nation, the National Professional Officer-in-Charge of Tuberculosis at the WHO, Dr. Ayodele Awe, said: “For us, this will be a good collaboration between a disease…

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