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Nigeria gets new medical supplies from UN

The United Nations on Thursday delivered a fresh batch of medical equipment and other vital supplies to Nigerian government to further aid its fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, UN’s Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said that the supplies were funded by APM terminals.

According to him, the supply is made up of 10,000 test kits, 15 oxygen concentrators, various personal protective equipment (PPE), vaccines, IEHK/PEP kits and other vital health supplies.

“For the UN, the supplies will support the Nigerian Government’s COVID-19 Response Plan and UNICEF’s work with children and families in Nigeria.

The supplies will also support the Government of Nigeria, through the National Center for Disease Control, to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in affected states across the country.

The supplies are co-financed by the European Union (EU) and IHS Nigeria, the Nigerian subsidiary of IHS Towers,” it said

The UN hinted that additional COVID-19 response supplies were expected in a UN joint flight to be delivered to Nigeria in the coming days.

We know that to limit the spread of the virus, it is important to test as many people as possible, especially those with recent travel history and those who came into contact with travelers."

He further expressed gratitude for the support of the UN in combating the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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