Chinese team to be tested for Covid19, after 14 days of quarantine


The Chinese medical team that arrived the country about two weeks ago are to be tested today to ascertain their Coronavirus (COVID-19) status, the Federal Government disclosed on Wednesday.

The 15 personnels are medical professionals, with expertise in infectious disease, respiratory illness, intensive care, cardiology, neurology, general surgery and anesthesiology.

Health Minister Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who dropped the hint during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, said: “I was reminded that the people who came from China had spent 14 days in quarantine and I ordered that the test be done. The COVID-19 test swabs are to be taken tomorrow and the test will be done to finalise if any of them has any infection.”

The team went into a 14day isolation  on their arrival from China two weeks ago.

While in seclusion, they had several conferences with directors, experts and technical officers of the Ministry of Health, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other relevant authorities.