House of Reps’ minority caucus opposes use of Chinese medics Over COVID-19

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Minority Group of the House of Representatives has opposed decision of the Nigerian government to import Chinese doctors and nurses, to help in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Group, in a statement by its Leader Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, warned that bringing in medical personnel from the epicenter of the dreaded disease will expose the nation to further danger.
Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, had earlier met with the nation’s health minister and issued an advisory to the government on the need for the expected medics to undergo all necessary precautionary measures before being allowed to attend to patients.
However, the Minority Caucus asked the Federal Government to immediately withdraw its decision and discard all plans to import doctors from the source of the outbreak into the country at this critical time.
Elumelu then commended Nigerians for their resilience and collaborative effort in fighting the spread of the pandemic in the country.
He urged them to continue to adhere to health safety procedures of personal hygiene and social distancing as well as being their brother’s keepers.

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