- Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has inspected a 320-bed isolation centre in Abuja which was donated to support the fight against COVID-19
- The federal ministry of health has expressed appreciation to Nduka Obaigbena for donating the medical facility
- The minister was accompanied on the visit to the facility by top management officials of the ministry of health
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Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has inspected a 320-bed isolation centre in Abuja which was donated to support the fight against COVID-19.
The federal ministry of health has expressed appreciation to Nduka Obaigbena, publisher of This Day for donating the medical facility.
The minister was accompanied on the visit to the facility by top management officials of the ministry of health.
Meanwhile, the federal government said it is not ruling out the possibility of using local herbs to tackle the novel coronavirus as countries across the world divert towards local alternative.
Speaking during the presidential task force briefing on Covid-19 on Tuesday, May 5, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, gave the flashes of hope.
He, however, stated that should the federal government look the way of the herbal cure, Nigerian Institute for Pharmac'eutical Research and Development must first certify their efficacy, The Nation reports.
Ehanire also said that tests are ongoing on the effectiveness of chloroquine to cure the Covid-19 infection.
In another report, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has responded to the plight of the masses during this Covid-19 lockdown as she donated food items to religious groups.
The donation was made known on Twitter by a Nigerian named Jaafar Umar Abba. Among the items were bags of rice and sugar.
According to Jaafar, the donation was made on Monday and Tuesday, May 4 and 5 through her representative, Dr Hajo Sani, the senior special assistant to the president on women affairs.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Abuja branch, and the Catholic Church in the FCT were the first beneficiaries of the items.
Dame Pauline K Tallen, the minister of women affairs was present during the palliative presentation on Monday, May 4.
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