- The federal government is expecting a team of medical experts from China to assist Nigeria handle the coronavirus pandemic
- Osagie Enahire, minister of health, says the team of medical professionals expected from China will include doctors, nurses and other medical advisers
- The minister notes that a group of Chinese companies working in Nigeria has donated medical supplies to support the country’s fight against COVID-19
The federal government is expecting a team of medical experts from China to assist Nigerian handle the coronavirus pandemic.
Osagie Enahire, minister of health, made the disclosure at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja on Friday, April 3, The Cable reports.
He said the team of medical professionals expected from China will include doctors, nurses and other medical advisers.
“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," the minister said.
Enahire also said a group of Chinese companies working in Nigeria has donated medical supplies to support the country’s fight against COVID-19.
He urged hospitals around the country to continue to do their best in handling other health challenges in the country.
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has advised federal and state governments to back their lockdown order with the provision of existential needs for residents.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the president of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, warned that unless the everyday needs of the people are made available, the emerging lockdown of the country may not achieve its desired result of social distancing.
Ogunyemi in a statement issued on Thursday, April 2, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, said there must be a reasonable supply of electricity, water, and food.
He warned that unless the needs of people are made available, the federal and state government may face a rebellion from people which would be counterproductive.
The ASUU president said the lesson to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic is that issues of health and safety know no territorial boundaries and political leaders everywhere had better work with everyone to make the world safe for all.
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