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COVID-19: NUJ Kicks Against Inviting Chinese Doctors

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has cautioned the Federal Government over the decision of to bring Chinese doctors to assist Nigeria to fight coronavirus.

According to NUJ, local doctors are doing ‘exceptionally well’ in fighting the outbreak.

Bringing the Chinese doctors, the union said, will be counterproductive.

The union in a statement by its President Chris Isiguzo and Secretary Shuaibu Leman, said: “While some have applauded the way and manner China contained the virus in Wuhan- the only Chinese city to be so affected, we hasten to note that there is more to this charade than is being let out by the Chinese authorities, and we reject a situation where Nigeria will be used as a Guinea pig for any experiment.

“It is pertinent to plead with the Federal Government to stop this Medical team from coming to Nigeria because of the Italian example where there was an inexplicable spike in Covid-19 related deaths when the Chinese doctors arrived the country.”

It called on the government to as a matter of urgency investigate the allegation that “what is happening today is associated with the launching of the 5G communication network, as Nigerians are becoming more agitated over the issue which cannot be swept under the carpet.

“We urge the Federal Government to be more proactive in dealing with these emerging issues because any mistake made will be catastrophic,” the union said.