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Nigeria’s efforts to combat the dreaded covid-19 pandemic may have gained impetus following the manufacture of test kit that can five result in five minutes.

Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri, the chairman, Imo state council of traditional rulers made the breakthrough, saying it took him two months to manufacture

According to a report first published by Daily Sun, the traditional ruler, who is American-trained medical scientist said the was achieved in his medical factory located at Obi-Orodo in Mbaitoli local government area of the state.

“We worked very hard to develop the test kit since early March 2020; we are glad it’s a success,” he said, adding that the test kit is not only synonymous with its quick response test but also has active radiant to detect antibodies to COVID-19 in human blood samples.

He further stated that the test kit does not require any special equipment, adding that it can be performed in hospitals, clinics and laboratories.

The monarch then assured that his kit would be supplied at cheap rates to various hospitals, clinics and laboratories as soon as it has been validated by appropriate authorities.

He also expressed optimism that it will increase Nigeria’s capacity to test more Nigerians with a view to ascertaining their COVID-19 status.

He disclosed that the kit has been sent to regulatory bodies working in-collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for validation.

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