The U.S President, Donald Trump, on call today has promised to send at least 200 ventilators to Nigeria to help fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic in the African country.
On Tuesday in Abuja, the Minister of information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily briefing .
It was revealed that President Trump made the pledge during a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“President Buhari had a phone conversation with President Trump at his request which centred on COVID-19 pandemic and how Buhari was handling the virus,” the minister said.
According to Mohammed, said that Buhari in his response to Trump explained the step and measures the Nigerian government has been taking to contain the spread of the virus.
The minister announced that President Trump said the US was in solidarity with Nigeria, while pledging that America’s government would send ventilators to Nigeria to combat the COVID-19.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Disease Control Center (NCDC) is currently dealing with ventilator shortages to support COVID-19 patients around the world.
The U.S. president’s pledge would further help in improving the country’s fight against Coronavirus. (NAN)-( NAN)
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