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Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the Chinese doctors who came to Nigeria over a month ago are working at “our isolation centres.”

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) had earlier kicked against the involvement of Chinese medical experts in the fight against coronavirus but the federal government allayed their fears, assuring them that the medical team from the country where coronavirus broke out would not have access to Nigerian patients.

But speaking at the daily press briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Monday, the minister said the Chinese medical team is also helping the country build capacity.


“The Chinese are doing well, they all tested negative for coronavirus. As to what they are doing right now, they are busy working at our isolation centres, putting together and setting up their equipment they brought,” he said.

“They are helping our doctors in capacity building in the centres. Like we said at the beginning, none of the Chinese doctors will be treating any patient in Nigeria.”


Mohammed did not go into details on their location or the number of isolation centres where they have worked.

Upon their arrival in Nigeria, the Chinese medical experts were quarantined for 14 days after which they were tested for COVID-19.

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  1. Why does it take them a whole month before they starts working? It’s good to know they have started working

  2. Thank God.. they should please help the nation. We really need to get out of this

  3. Which one are we going to be live
    They said there are no were to be found
    They said the are not medical practioners they are engineers
    Now they are working in isolation centers
    What is Nigeria turning to