A Non-Governmental Organization, Citizen for Citizen has partnered Oyo state to test 2000 residents for COVID-19.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa said the testing, known as Drive-Through COVID-19 testing, will be executed by LifeBank, a Nigerian based healthcare technology, and logistics company.
He said the project will cost N30million.
The test process is expected to screen between one hundred and two hundred residents daily for the next two weeks, which is expected to commence in Ibadan, the state capital, where 11 confirmed cases were earlier detected.
The statement explained that people who will benefit include individuals with respiratory symptoms who had called-in to the EOC call centre help-lines; those with mild cough and unremitting fever from any of the public/private health facilities including all contacts listed on the EOC’s contact-tracing database.
The statement also notes that all consenting Persons of Interest (POI) who have not completed their 14-days mandatory isolation, and health workers who had managed a confirmed case of COVID-19, or clients with unexplained respiratory illness, will be considered for the drive-through testing.