The Minister of Health, Osagie Enahire, disclosed Friday that Nigeria was expecting a medical team from China to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
He made the disclosure at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.
He also stated that some Chinese companies in Nigeria had donated medical supplies to support the country in its fight against COVID-19.
“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.”