The government of the People’s Republic of China on Monday donated equipment and medical supplies to Nigeria to assist her fight the ravaging coronavirus.
That was after Nigeria confirmed 36 cases since the pandemic came into the country three weeks ago,
The donation by China was made by the Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Zhou Pingjian when he paid a solidarity visit to the Ministry of Health in Abuja.
Ambassador Zhou donated the materials as its support to the efforts of Nigeria to push back the pandemic that has ravaged some 162 countries of the world.
In return during the visit, the Minister for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire asked the Chinese Government to lend its technical support to the fight against Coronavirus (COVID19), in the country.
Ehanire commended the Chinese government for winning the fight against COVID19 as businesses and organisations have been allowed to reopen.
He said that the measures implemented by the Chinese government during the outbreak would be instructive to the country in order to control the virus.
He therefore, asked the Chinese government to support Nigeria with its public health experts that would aide the country to review its
Pingjian had also vowed that China would not forget sympathy and support extended by Nigeria when the Chinese people were in the most challenging stage of battling the epidemic.
“Virus respects no boarders. In the face of public health emergencies, a common challenge humanity, the most powerful weapon we have is solidarity and cooperation.
“To protect the health and wellbeing of the Nigerian people and actually all the people living in Nigeria, the authorities have been working assiduously on the epidemic response in a science based, rational and professional way from day one, ” he noted.
The Ambassador said that the Chinese government have full confidence in Nigeria’s determination and capacity to defeat the virus ultimately.
He advocated for Nigerians to continue to treat the Chinese national in the country as their bothers and sisters.
“You throw a peach to me, and I give you a white jade for friendship” it is China’s traditional virtue to repay goodwill with greater kindness,” he said.
Zhou noted that China would support Nigeria in the fight against COVID19 and stand ready to assist, to the best of its capacity.
Some of the items donatred by China include gloves,N-95 mask, surgical mask, shoe cover, head cover, digital clinical thermometer and hand held non-contact infrared thermometer. Others are hand sanitizers with dispenser stands and refills, chlorine disinfectant bleach, disposable surgical gown, white safety boots, liquid hand wash, couch rolls, Tyvek suit, goggles, laptop, desktop, printer, copier and scanner machine and others