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COVID-19: China pledges to share containment strategies with Nigeria

Medicals materials donated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from The embassy of China in Nigeria

The People’s Republic of China has promised to support Nigeria in the fight to curtail and contain the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19.

The Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian, stated that “China firmly supports Nigeria’s Fight against COVID-19 and stands ready to assist if needed.”

The envoy while presenting some medical items: hand gloves, sanitisers, automatic hand dryers and other hygiene products to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials in Abuja on Friday said it was imperative for the international community to strengthen confidence, act with unity and work together in a collective response.

Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian and the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lot Egopija

He said even though the situation in China is now under control with life gradually returning to normal, “yet, there is no way we will lower our guard or relax control.”

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The diplomat stated that “China will continue to share information and experience with Nigeria and strengthen cooperation on containment, treatment and vaccines in response to the COVID-19 challenge, with a view to building together a community of shared health for mankind.”

Responding, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lot Egopija lauded the Chinese government for the donation.

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