The federal government has revealed a medical team from China will be arriving in Nigeria to help in the fight against COVID-19.
The minister of health, Osagie Enahire made the disclosure during the presidential task-force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.
He added that a group of Chinese working in Nigeria has also donated some medical supplies to support the fight.
The health minister noted the items include protective equipment and ventilators.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
He disclosed nearly 3,000 samples have been tested for the disease, noting that the country will witness an increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus.