Coronavirus: Chinese doctors to begin work in Nigeria as 14-day isolation period ends today

The 14-day isolation period for the team of 15 Chinese medical professionals, who were invited to help Nigeria deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, ends today.

They had arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on April 8, 2020.

The team flew in with medical equipment worth about $1.5million.

Their invitation by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, was met with criticisms from many quarters, including the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).


Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, was forced to debunk reports that one of the Chinese doctors had tested positive for the COVID-19.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, had earlier explained that the Chinese doctors were here in advisory and capacity building roles.