Nigeria develops own kit to test for COVID-19

The Nigerian government has developed a molecular test kit named the SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay (SIMA).

The minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this known at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday.

Mr Mamora said the test kit developed by the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) can produce results in less…

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