The Chinese government has made urgent intervention to help the Nigerian government combat the deadly coronavirus before it spreads across the country. Thus, China sent a protocol to Nigeria to treat persons infected with the novel coronavirus.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, after confirming emergence of the virus in Lagos, acknowledged that the government of China has sent support to Nigeria. He noted that China where the first case of coronavirus was reported, has succeeded in treating thousands of people infected with the virus.
“We have received a lot of cooperation; two visits already from the Ambassador of China to Nigeria to reassure us of his commitment and to give us support in any way.
“They sent us a treatment protocol because they have successfully treated over 5,000 people in their country,” the Minister had said at the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja.
The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, and top officials of the ministry were present at the media briefing where Ehanire spoke on measures being put in place to contain the spread of the disease.