Ogun State has launched Africa’s very first COVID-19 mobile laboratory. The lab which has the capacity to carry out up to 400 tests a day is contained in a 40ft container and has been set up within the grounds of the intended 250-bed hospital in Abeokuta.
It provides a unique plug and play feature and is fully equipped with all necessary instruments and biosafety materials to support COVID-19 testing while ensuring the safety of the workforce.
Solar panels have also been installed to utilize solar energy as an alternative source of power.
We have just launched our first COVID-19 Mobile Laboratory in continuation of our efforts to help expand capacity for COVID-19 testing across the country.
Our first round of testing utilising our mobile laboratory will be carried out in partnership with Ogun state. We would like to thank the Governor, His Excellency @dabiodunMFR for his unwavering support on making the process seamless.