Monday, March 23, 2020

Nigeria seeks China's support on COVID-19

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has called on the Chinese Government to lend its technical support to the fight against Coronavirus (COVID19), in the country, following 36 confirmed cases, two discharged and one death recorded.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made the plea when the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, made a donation of medical supplies and equipment to the ministry, on Monday in Abuja.

Ehanire commended the Chinese government for winning the fight against COVID19 as businesses and organisations have been allowed to reopen.

He said that the measures implemented by the Chinese government during the outbreak would be instructive to the country in order to control the virus.

The minister said that the experience in China reinforced the importance of listening to science and public health experts during pandemic events.

He asked the Chinese government to support Nigeria with its public health experts that would aid the country to review its strategies.