The Federal Government has said that the Chinese experts coming to Nigeria with globally scarce supplies in the fight against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic would be subjected to established rules in the country, including spending 14 days in quarantine.
This follows after a letter written by Nigeria Medical Association, threatening decisive actions if the Chinese are allowed into the country was made public. The letter stated that the Chinese Doctors were no better than the Nigerian doctors already handling the case. As such, the resources that FG was supposed to use in bringing the Chinese doctors should be used in improving the lives of Nigerian doctors.
In a meeting conveyed by the Speaker House of Reps, the Ministers of Health informed the Speaker that ” The Ministers of Health informed me that the Chinese Doctors are here for specific training and upgrading of molecular laboratories. Like I said we remain vigilant and continue to engage.”
After the meetings, the Ministers agreed that the Chinese Doctors will follow rules and regulations by the NCDC amongst others.