Nigerian Lawmakers has berated the policy adopted by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 which allows only private laboratories to carry out tests on intending travelers abroad.
It said the measure was detrimental to average Nigerians who are being forced to cough out N75, 000 for such test.
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Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi, stated this Tuesday at an interactive session his panel, along with the Committe on Health, had with members of the PTF and stakeholders in the Aviation and Health sectors.
The session was on safety measures put on ground in the wake of the commencement of International and domestic flights in the country.
The joint committees ordered the PTF to enlarge the scope of laboratory testing for COVID-19 by including the public laboratories and ensure reduction in the cost of testing.