The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has said that the Chinese doctors and medics who came in to help the Nigerian authorities in its fight against COVID-19 are not missing, but actively fulfilling their social responsibilities in Nigeria.
The embassy has said this in response to an allegation by a leading political party in Nigeria that the Chinese medics were missing and their whereabouts unknown.
Mr. Sun Saixiong, the Chinese embassy’s spokesperson confirmed to the Vanguard on Sunday that although the embassy was not directly involved in the operations and activities of the medics, it was fully aware of their various contributions towards containing the virus.
“The Embassy of China is not directly involved in what the medics do on a daily basis but we have always been supportive of our companies to fulfill their social responsibilities in Nigeria and we do appreciate their collaboration with their Nigerian brothers and sisters,” Saixiong said.
“We are aware also that the medics have completed their quarantine period in a cooperative and respectful manner strictly prescribed by the Nigerian Health authorities and manner to help contain the pandemic in the country.
“We are also aware that the Nigerian Ministry of Health has organized a video conference call and both sides have exchanged their COVID-19 fighting experiences, the result of which we believe should be mutually beneficial.
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