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A team of Chinese doctors have landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The doctors are in the country to help the Federal Government manage the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 emanated from a province in China and at the time of this report, the virus is spreading to more states across the country despite stay at home order which is in force in most of the states across the country
VIDEO: The aircraft that brought the Chinese doctors and supplies into Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/p9l3uzumut
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Recall that the invitation of the Chinese doctors were condemned by the members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) saying they are capable of managing the crisis without inviting foreign medical experts.
There are 254 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria at this time (17:40, April 8, 2020).
Meanwhile, reactions of trailed the action of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government to bring in the doctors despite criticism by Nigerians.
Some of those who reacted on social media described the action of the government as “stubborn”, “Whoever permitted these doctors despite the disapproval expressed by NMA is the key-enemy we have in this country!,” Mo Gibbs tweeted.
Let's us be praying that, in spite of teaching our medical personnel they should not release the strains of the virus!!
— Samlyric (@Samlyricvoice) April 8, 2020
We gathered that the doctors would be on a 14-day isolation before they move into action.