Covid-19: The National Institute of Hygiene will open an office in Kara to test more people

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Friday, 01 May 2020 15:52
Covid-19: The National Institute of Hygiene will open an office in Kara to test more people

(Togo First) - Togo’s ministry of health has announced that the National Institute of Hygiene (INH) will set up an office in Kara (412 km north of Lomé) to better manage the Covid-19 outbreak. 

The decision comes as multiple cases were recently discovered in the northern part of the country (7 cases in the Mô prefecture and one in Wawa). The cases, according to official sources, returned from Ghana. 

The new office should be operational by May 15, 2020. More than 1,500 people per day should be tested across the country once the facility is active. This is more than twice the current testing capacity - 600 tests per day.

Let it be noted that the World Bank recently approved the disbursement of $8 million for Togo to boost its testing capacity as the number Covid-19 cases keeps rising. 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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