Dangote Foundation Donates Four Ambulances to NCDC to Aid Fight Against COVID-19
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that it has received four ambulances from the Aliko Dangote Foundation to aid its fight against COVID-19 spread in the Nigeria.
The announcement was made on Saturday via it’s official twitter handle with picture of four buses.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 28, 2020
NCDC added that it had also received support from Airtel Nigeria and MTNNG to ensure mobile users were receiving verified information on COVID-19.
It said, “This is an important strategy to reach more Nigerians, especially those with limited access to the internet.”
During a briefing addressed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on coronavirus update, the Deputy Director, Special Duties, NCDC, Dr Precillia Ibekwe, said the owner of Aliko Dangote Industry Limited, Aliko Dangote, had contributed N200m to the centre towards coronavirus fight in Nigeria.
NCDC said that as on Saturday that eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total confirmed cases to 89.
It stated that of the eight new cases reported, seven were in Lagos while one was recorded in Benue State.
“All new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving care,” stated the centre.