The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this at the daily press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday.
He said that the Chinese doctors who tested negative of the coronavirus upon arrival were helping their Nigerian counterparts in capacity building by working at our isolation centres, putting together and setting up their equipment they brought. He also stated that none of the Chinese doctors are treating any patients.
“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.”
It can be recalled that some Nigerians had kicked against the decision of the Federal government to invite the medical experts from China saying the country had enough doctors and other medical personnel to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upon their arrival in Nigeria, the Chinese medical experts were quarantined for 14 days after which they were tested for COVID-19.
Mohammed did not go into details on their location or the number of isolation centres where they have worked.