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Chinese Doctors are Not Our Responsibility, We are not Monitoring Them – FG Declares

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Chinese Doctors are Not Our Responsibility

The Federal Government of Nigeria has denied taking responsibility on their host, the Chinese doctors who arrived Nigeria one month ago, 8th April, 2020 to help in fighting covid 19 pandemic.

This was made known by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire in Abuja on Thursday during the 31st joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

He included that the Chinese group were not visitors to Buhari’s administration but rather were staff individuals from the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) who came into Nigeria on an organization visa.

Daily Tells Nigeria reviews the clinical group were disconnected and isolated at an undisclosed area for 14-days upon their appearance in Nigeria and all tested negative to the coronavirus as affirmed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

The Minister, while answering questions from the newsmen, noted that the Chinese medical personnel are not government responsibility but they have been able to learn some things from them about managing COVID-19.

“I think not all of them were doctors and I heard that some of them are technicians, but they are staff of CCECC. The Ministry of Health is not their host, so we can’t always explain what happened to them or where they are.

“There seems to be a lot of interest in these doctors. But they are the staff of the company and I think that they are on a company Visa.”

“I will be very happy if you don’t ask me about where they are because they are not really our guests. But we have been able to learn some things from them by interacting with them from their experience in their country and they did tell us and we shared ideas on what they did in their country in managing COVID-19,” Ehanire said.

Confirmed Cases in Nigeria: 5,162.

Active cases are 3,815.

Discharged cases has moved to 1,180

While dead cases has increased to 165 persons.

Below are the real situation of covid19 cases in Nigeria.

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 2,099 1,525 541 33
Kano 753 633 87 33
FCT 379 290 82 7
Katsina 224 183 29 12
Bauchi 207 179 25 3
Borno 191 151 20 20
Jigawa 176 169 4 3
Ogun 134 72 57 5
Gombe 124 36 87 1
Kaduna 114 94 17 3
Sokoto 112 59 40 13
Edo 92 60 27 5
Oyo 73 55 16 2
Zamfara 73 50 18 5
Kwara 56 43 12 1
Osun 42 8 30 4
Rivers 33 25 5 3
Yobe 32 28 3 1
Kebbi 31 16 11 4
Nasarawa 29 23 5 1
Plateau 25 21 4 0
Delta 22 9 9 4
Adamawa 21 14 7 0
Ondo 19 7 11 1
Taraba 17 16 1 0
Akwa Ibom 17 3 12 2
Ekiti 15 5 9 1
Enugu 12 10 2 0
Niger 10 8 2 0
Ebonyi 9 9 0 0
Imo 7 5 2 0
Bayelsa 6 3 3 0
Benue 4 4 0 0
Anambra 2 1 1 0
Abia 2 1 1 0
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