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Chinese doctors arrive Nigeria to fight COVID-19

A team of Chinese doctors, on Wednesday, arrived Nigeria to fight the Coronavirus [COVID-19] which is fast gaining traction in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed that twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 were reported in Nigeria: 15 in Lagos, 4 in the FCT, 2 in Bauchi, 1 in Edo

As at 09:00pm on 8th April there are 276 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths.

The 15- member team of Chinese doctors was received by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.

The personnel are reportedly experts in infectious diseases, respiratory illness, intensive care, cardiology, neurology, general surgery and anesthesiology.

They arrived with 16-ton test kits, ventilators, disinfection machine, disposable medical masks, drugs, infrared thermometer and other items ordered by the Federal Government.

The team is expected to work under the directive of the Embassy of China in Nigeria and in conjunction with their Nigerian counterparts.

The team, who are expected to commence their stay in Nigeria by spending 14 days in quarantine, will  share effective methods of combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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