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WHO Praises Nigerian Govt For Swiftness, Transparency On Coronavirus

(FILE) World Well being Organisation (WHO) Director-Basic, Tedros Ghebreyesus, speaks throughout a press convention in Geneva. FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP



The World Well being Organisation (WHO) has counseled the Nigerian authorities on measures taken to include the unfold of coronavirus, often known as COVID-19, within the nation.

The Director-Basic of the United Nations well being company, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, recognised the federal government’s effort in a tweet on Saturday.

He additionally thanked the Nigeria Centre For Illness Management (NCDC) for its efforts for the reason that index case of the virus was reported late February.

Ghebreyesus famous that Nigeria was swift and clear within the method it shared the sequence of coronavirus from the nation’s first case.

“This a true act of solidarity and an important step in stopping the coronavirus from spreading further,” he stated.

The remarks by the well being company’s director-general was in response to an earlier tweet by the NCDC that Nigeria has printed the primary African SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence, from coronavirus.

His tweet didn’t go unnoticed because the Director-Basic of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, thanked the Ethiopian for recognising the efforts of the Federal Authorities and others preventing the virus within the nation.

Ihekweazu, nevertheless, famous that the nation nonetheless has “a long journey ahead” in guaranteeing that the individuals of the nation had been shielded from the virus and comparable ailments.

Learn the tweets beneath:

Thanks @NCDCgov & the Authorities of #Nigeria for the swift & clear manner you could have shared the #COVID19 sequence from the nation’s first case. This a real act of solidarity and an essential step in stopping the #coronavirus from spreading additional.

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 7, 2020

Thanks @DrTedros for recognising the collaborative efforts of Nigeria – @ProfAkinAbayomi of @LSMOH, @LawalSalako of @nimrnigeria, Prof Omilabu of @LUTHofficial, @christian_happi of @acegid_lab and our #NCDCTeam.

Nonetheless lengthy journey forward….

— Chikwe Ihekweazu (@Chikwe_I) March 7, 2020

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