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NIMR launches investigation into alleged issuance of fake COVID-19 results – DG

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, says it is currently investigating a video circulating on the social media alleging that fake COVID-19 result could be obtained at the institute.

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Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of NIMR, said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos that the institute, as “a reputable research entity would not engage in such derogatory activity”.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Lagos State Government had on Tuesday raised alarm over sales of fake COVID-19 test results in the state.

The state government said that processes were being put in place to clamp down on both buyers and sellers.

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Mr Salako said: “A video has been circulating on social media, creating impression that fake COVID-19 result can be secured from NIMR.

“This is to inform the general public and our friends that this will be thoroughly investigated.

“NIMR does not stand for such behaviour, and will not be tolerated.”

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He said the institute had been in the forefront of curbing the spread of the virus, noting that it would continue to contribute to the fight against spread of the virus.

NAN reports that the institute, in collaboration with Lifebank, had in March launched the first drive through COVID-19 test in sub-Sahara Africa.

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