Chinese Medical Team Coming To Help Nigeria Fight COVID-19 – FG


The Nigerian government has said a medical team from China will arrive in the country in the coming days to help fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Enahire, disclosed this to reporters at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja on Friday.

The minister noted that the medical team that will be arriving soon is an 18-man team of Chinese medical experts including doctors, nurses and other medical advisers.

He also said a group of Chinese companies working in Nigeria has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators to support the country’s fight against COVID-19.

Ehanire commended the country’s frontline workers for doing a great job in case identification and management.

He added that nearly 3,000 samples have been tested for the disease, adding that Nigeria will witness an increase in confirmed coronavirus cases despite the lockdown.

He said: “I have been notified of medical supplies from China, courtesy of a group of Chinese companies working here in Nigeria. A special cargo aircraft shall leave Nigeria in a few days to collect the items which include commodities, personal protective equipment and ventilators.

“An 18-man team of Chinese medical experts including doctors, nurses and other medical advisers shall come along with the flight to assist us. I must at this juncture commend our frontline workers who are doing a great job in case identification and management.

“As we prepare to contain COVID-19, we must not lose sight of other health challenges in our country. Routine health service must continue in our hospitals. Only a wing of tertiary health centres should be used for infected patients.”

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  1. I really appreciate the effort of our leaders to overcome the COVID’19 pandemic, but I think I must say this. please I am pleading in God’s name not to accept any personal protective equipment from China. What they are about to do in Nigeria that they termed help has successfully been done in Italy. This so called protective equipment have been infected with this virus and their goal is to increase the number of coronavirus cases. That is why 3900 cases was predicted in Lagos. Please this exact strategy was used against Italy and was successful. Please don’t let us be victims. Please.

  2. These 18 man medical experts from China coming to help Nigeria fight covid 19, infact I didn’t like it when I heard the news because I don’t trust these Chinese people anymore because of their illmotives. I have my reservation on these people. Allowing these people to me could be desasterous. You just look at the current case of the infections and deaths of covid 19 Nigeria has now and compare it by the time the medical experts will leave Nigeria then you will understand me.

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