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Nigerian govt releases N386m to fight Coronavirus


THE Federal Government has released N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen Nigeria’s preparedness to combat Coronavirus (COVID19).


The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Mr Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulaziz,  told reporters in Abuja that  the amount was released by the government in two batches.

Also speaking, the Minister of State for health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, said information available to Nigerian government was that the first case of Coronavirus had been reported from Egypt and that the affected person was a foreigner.


Mamora added that the ministry has inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee to provide oversight leadership.

He said the committee was being coordinated by the NCDC and that it met twice a week.

He said: “Nigeria is receiving technical support from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Africa Centre for Disease Control and West African Health Organisation.


He added that the Port Health Services had intensified screening of passengers coming from China and other countries of high risk.

Screening forms have been provided to all airlines. Thenationonlineng
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