A private medical laboratory situated on Banana Island, Ikoyi has been shut down by the State's Ministry of Health over unauthorized testing of Covid -19.

The Lagos State Ministry of Health while sharing the news on their official twitter page, urged citizens  to avoid going to unauthorised testing locations in order to reduce the risk of contacting the virus and also to ensure the safety of the workers there.

The tweet read; 
The Lagos State Ministry of Health who made the announcement, also advised citizens against patronizing health facilities which are not accredited by the government for testing or management of COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.“Yesterday, the Lagos State Ministry of Health, through Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, sealed a private laboratory located on Banana Island, Ikoyi, for carrying out #COVID-19 tests without the required government approval.
“The lab; Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre, was also situated in a pharmacy!
“Citizens are advised to desist from patronizing Health facilities not accredited by Lagos State Government for testing or management of #COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.”