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COVID-19: United Nations releases test kits for Nigeria

In efforts to fight the global pandemic, COVID-19, the United Nations on Thursday in Abuja received health supplies, including 10,000 test kits and 15 oxygen concentrators; which the organisation would be donating to the Nigerian government.

Specifically, the UN said in a statement that the supplies would  support the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC); and the United Nations Children’s Fund workers across Nigeria.

Further, the UN noted that they expected additional COVID-19 response supplies in Nigeria.

The UN said, “The United Nations today received delivery of vital health supplies; to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

“The supplies, made up of 10,000 test kits, 15 oxygen concentrators, and various personal protective equipment; vaccines, and other vital health supplies, will support the Nigerian government’s COVID-19 Response Plan; and UNICEF’s work with children and families in Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, Reports that the United Nations (UN) supplies of 10,000 test kits; 15 oxygen concentrators; various Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), vaccines, IEHK/PEP kits; and other health supplies would be handed over to health authorities in Nigeria today.

Equally important, Edward Kallon, the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, April 16, in Abuja.

He said that the supplies which was co-financed by the European Union and IHS Nigeria; was meant to support the Federal Government’s COVID-19 response plan; as well as UNICEF’s work with children and families in Nigeria.

Also, he revealed that the UN expects delivery of additional supplies in a joint flight in the country in the coming days.

The UN official added that working closely with the government and other partners; including the private sector, was the surest way of preventing; and containing the pandemic.

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