United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday engaged President Muhammadu Buhari in telephone dialog.
Minister of Info Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure on the day by day briefing of the Presidential Process Drive on COVID-19.
The minister mentioned Buhari used the chance to transient the Trump on the steps that Nigeria is taking to include the unfold of the illness.
In his remarks, Trump assured that the U.S. stand in solidarity with Nigeria.
The American chief promised to ship ventilators to assist the nation in its struggle in opposition to the pandemic.
“President Trump additionally extends his finest regards to the individuals of Nigeria”, Mohammed added.
Africa’s most populous nation has over 1,300 instances of coronavirus and has been making an attempt to get ventilators for remedy.
Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-Common, the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), had on Sunday raised an alarm about kits.
Ihekweazu tweeted: “Nigeria desperately in search of extraction kits as we increase #COVID19 testing.”
This attracted criticism as Nigerians reminded him of declare that the nation had sufficient sources to struggle the virus.
He, nonetheless, defined that the tweet was forestall shutting down of 15 laboratories testing for coronavirus.
Ihekweazu mentioned: ”I requested for extraction kits. These should not the identical as check kits. Now we have a provide chain of all of the commodities however there are provide chain challenges in issues coming into the nation now.
“That is the consequence of the state of affairs we’re in now and the worldwide calls for for a similar factor. These are issues that we had ordered for and they’re in means of coming in however we out of the blue ran out.”
Ihekweazu introduced that folks introduced the extraction kits and that some even provided “to present them to us without cost”.
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