Despite Outcry, 15 Chinese Doctors Arrive Nigeria

Despite objection by opposition political parties, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, 15-member medical team from China has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The PUNCH reports that the team was flown on an aircraft operated by Air Peace.

The medical personnel, who landed around 5:15 pm were received by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian; Executive Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, Mr Jacques Liao as well as senior officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health amongst others.

Prominent Nigerians including unions and associations have kicked against bringing Chinese Doctors into the country to fight Coronavirus.

Others insisted that if the Chinese Doctors must come, they will follow the country’s protocol and be quarantine for two weeks.

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