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Coronavirus: Nigeria To Quarantine Chinese Doctors For 14 Days

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that based on the concerns raised by Nigerians, the Chinese doctors and nurses being expected in Nigeria to assist with the coronavirus pandemic would first be quarantined for fourteen days.Mr. Gbajabiamila said this decision was reached based on his meeting with the two ministers of health yesterday, adding that the doctors and nurses would at no time have any physical contact with any patient.

On his Facebook page, the Speaker said, he met with the two Ministers in charge of Health over concerns expressed by indigenous medical practitioners and many Nigerians on the engagement of Chinese doctors and nurses for the management of COVID-19 in Nigeria. He said there will be strict compliance with all relevant immigration laws regarding work permits.

President Buhari's special assistant, Bashir Ahmad also echoed the same thing on twitter: