An ‘Unauthorised’ COVID-19 Test Centre Uncovered, Sealed in Lagos


A privately owned medical laboratory in Ikoyi area of Lagos has been shut down by the state government for allegedly conducting “unauthorized” COVID-19 tests.

Lagos State Ministry of Health who made the announcement, also advised citizens against patronizing health facilities which are not accredited by the government for testing or management of COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.

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The tweets read;

“Yesterday, the Lagos State Ministry of Health, through Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, sealed a private laboratory located on Banana Island, Ikoyi, for carrying out #COVID-19 tests without the required government approval.

“The lab; Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre, was also situated in a pharmacy!

“Citizens are advised to desist from patronizing Health facilities not accredited by Lagos State Government for testing or management of #COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.”


?Unauthorised? COVID-19 test centre sealed in Lagos

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