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UN cites Nigeria’s ‘remarkable capacity’ in response to COVID-19 as an example for the world

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The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has commended Nigeria’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Guterres, who spoke at a virtual news briefing in New York, the United States on Thursday, singled out Nigeria as one of the developing countries that have “shown a remarkable capacity to respond to the disease.”

“I have to say this; some of these developing countries have shown a remarkable capacity to respond.

“I was quite impressed to see, for instance, Nigeria putting in place and immediately establishing a hospital.

“And I saw difficulties in countries that are much more developed to do quickly the same.”

The Nigerian government had put in place several measures to tackle the coronavirus since February 7 when the country recorded its first case of the virus.

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Nigeria currently has 190 confirmed cases of coronavirus with two deaths.

However, 20 persons had been discharged from the hospital and isolation centres after they were given a clean bill of health by medical practitioners.

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