Breaking: Chinese medical team who arrived Nigeria were not sent to treat covid-19 — CCECC disclosed on Friday

There were huge concerns since their arrival in Nigeria.

Friday, May 22, 2020

/ by National Pivot

There were huge concerns over the arrival of 15 Chinese medical personnels believed to have arrived the country to help treat covid-19.

Their arrival had sparked fears among Nigerians who claim the Chinese nationals were likely sent to the country to spread the deadly virus.

However, a new information as spotted by Sahara Reporters, has it that the Chinese medical team who had been in the country since April, weren't actually sent to the country because of covid-19.

This information was disclosed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation on Friday via Twitter.

The CCECC in a statement on Twitter on Friday said the team were in the care of the construction firm and had always been.

The statement reads, “After a 14-day quarantine and necessary tests, the medical team has been carrying out its assigned mission.

“The medical personnel are in Nigeria at the instance of CCECC Nigeria and they have been at all times under the care and accommodation of CCECC.

“During their stay in Nigeria, they have complied with all known immigration and health protocols.

“It is important to reiterate that the mandate of the team, as mutually agreed with all stakeholders, does not cover treatment of COVID-19 cases. The team is therefore not treating any COVID-19 cases. In dealing with both the CCECC and the Nigerian health officials, the team only play an advisory role.

“They would continue to engage with CCECC management and staff will always be willing to engage with Nigerian health officials and other stakeholders whenever and wherever it is necessary to do so.”

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