The Federal Government of Nigeria, had on Wednesday, received some Chinese medical experts and some medical equipment and supplies at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja in a chartered Air Peace flight. 

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the sponsor of the trip, said they brought about 16-tons of test kits, ventilators, disinfection machine, disposable medical masks, N95 masks, medications, rubber gloves, protective gowns, goggles, face shields, infra-red thermometers and others. 

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who was at the airport to receive the Chinese and their supplies, said the team will be quarantined for two weeks. “They knew that before they came and have undergone tests before they left their country. “Nevertheless, they will be in quarantine for 14 days. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has gone to see where they will be quarantined.” Ehanire added: “The equipment (they brought) will assist a lot to fill some existing gaps. “We now have 50 more ventilators.”

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Ukamaka Doris, a graduate of Mass Communication, from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has a flair in writing and news reporting which led her into blogging. Previously, Ukamaka Doris has worked as an editor at primepost.ng, presenter at Unizik FM, 94.1, Awka and writer at opaqlife.com. Ukamaka Doris can be contacted via phone call at 08167016206

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