In fulfilment of a promise made by President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, the Nigerian government says it has received 200 ventilators from US to help its fight against coronavirus.
A senior official in the Ministry of Health confirmed that the items were received by the minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, from the US ambassador to Nigeria, Ms. Mary Leonard, in Abuja.
According to the official, Ehanire thanked Trump and the US government for generosity and friendly gesture.
You will recall that President Trump had during a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in April 2020 pledged to give Nigeria ventilators as a way to help them combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
Nigeria Receives 200 Ventilators From US
In the meantime, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC says the country has reported a total of 47,290 Coronavirus cases, 33,609 patients have been discharged, while 956 death have been reported as of Tuesday, August 11.
According to a tweet by the NCDC, the country on Tuesday confirmed 423 new cases of COVID-19 out of which Lagos had 117, FCT-40, Ondo-35, Rivers-28 Osun-24 while Benue has 21 new cases.
Others are Abia-19, Ogun-19, Ebonyi-18, Delta-17, Kwara-17, Kaduna-15, Anambra-14, Ekiti-11, Kano-9, Imo-6, Gombe-4, Oyo-3, Taraba-3, Bauchi-1, Edo-1, and one new case in Nasarawa state.