OGUN State Government has called on residents to take advantage of the ongoing second phase of its community-based COVID-19 testing.
The Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, in a statement in Abeokuta, explained that sample collection would be carried out in specified primary healthcare centers in each of the 20 councils with trained health personnel for this purpose.
Dr. Coker said once samples had been collected, the health personnel would transfer them to the designated labs within the state for testing, adding that the method would not only lead to increased testing but also help to reveal the true burden of the disease in the state.
The commissioner advised the residents to present themselves for the exercise without nursing any form of fear.
She said the decision to domesticate COVID-19 testing in the 20 local government areas of the state was founded on the national recommendation of community-based testing as a means to improving early case detection and treatment of both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases.