Nigeria’s Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire has revealed that the 15-member medical team from China have tested negative to Coronavirus.
The Chinese were tested after completing their compulsory 14-day quarantine process.
Briefing journalists in Abuja, Ehanire said,: “As for the Chinese persons who came in, the test has been done after they were quarantined for 14 days. All of them were negative. After that, the Federal Ministry of Health is done with that particular case.”
The Chinese medics will be providing technical support to Nigeria in its fight against COVID-19, and sharing experiential strategies of how their country curtailed the spread of the virus.
He said a committee of experts headed by Prof. Oyewale Tomori, a virologist and the other members will soon be sworn in.
“The ministry of health has set up a ministerial expert advisory committee, made up of eminent Nigerian virologists, public health experts, infectious disease and diagnostic experts and others, to study the evolution and development of the COVID-19 outbreak and the responses in Nigeria.
“The committee will advise on the national strategy and action plan, using lessons learned as we go along, and those learned from strategies in places across the globe. This will help us to identify and adopt the promising strategies and align our plans with best practices and advisories,” he said.