The sum of €80,000 (N32.5m) worth of medical equipment and supplies has been donated by the United Nations to Nigeria to assist in the fight against coronavirus.
Among the materials are diagnostic machines and kits, reagents and laboratory consumables, biosafety supplies, such as personal protection equipment and laboratory cabinets, amongst others.
According to The Punch, Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, made this disclosure on Friday in Abuja while briefing the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19.
He said the donation was secured by Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, from the International Atomic Energy Agency, a UN agency.
Speaking further, he said, “Our Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna has been able to secure from International Atomic Energy Agency a donation of €80,000 worth of medical equipment and supplies to assist the COVID-19 response.”
On the number of covid-19 cases and death in the country, Nigeria has over 200 confirmed cases of coronavirus and four attendant deaths.