Covid-19: Delta gets 1000 tests per day machine

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Shell Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has donated a machine capable of conducting 1,000 tests daily to the Delta State Government.

This donation by Shell is in-line with efforts to increase the testing of citizens and residents in order to curb the community transmission of #COVID19.

Shell also donated an ambulance, a suction machine and other critical items that are needed to establish an additional isolation centre in the state.

The other items donated by Shell include hospital beds and mattresses; defibrillators; suction machines; infra-red thermometers; respiratory nebulisers; hospital-grade oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentration.

Others are N95 face masks; nitrite procedure gloves; surgical face masks; gumboots; disposable high-tech overalls; DuPont Tychem 2000; goggles and face shields; and, hand sanitizers.

Speaking on behalf of the Delta State Government, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie said: “From the very beginning, we took #COVID19 very seriously. With this additional donation, we will be even more aggressive in our contact-tracing.”