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

The 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.

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.”


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