How We Distributed Test Gears, Kits Donated By Jack Ma – NCDC

NEWS DIGEST – The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has given a breakdown of how the test gears and protective kits donated by a Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, were distributed across states in Nigeria.

The items include 100,000 face masks; 9,999 overall gowns; 20,000 reagents for testing; and 913 face shields.

The agency on Thursday gave the breakdown on its official Twitter handle and appreciated Jack Ma’s foundation for the donation.

“The supplies received have been distributed to states accordingly, with priority given to states with the highest number of cases at the time of distribution”.

The NCDC revealing the distribution list in a graphic illustration showed that Lagos State got 27,678 face masks; 2,596 overall gowns and 165 face shields while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, got 14,115 face masks; 1,906 overall gowns and 161 face shields.

Oyo State got 1,912 face masks; 291 overall gowns and 26 face shields while Ogun State got 4,375 face masks; 671 overall gowns, and 58 face shields.

Twenty-eight states got the same allocations of 1,500 face masks each, 110 overall gowns each and 20 face shields.

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The Federal Government of Nigeria last week received the donation by the Chinese business tycoon after it landed at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport.

Ma had earlier announced the donation of 1.1 million testing kits and six million masks to fight coronavirus in Africa.

As at 08:00 pm on April 1, there were 174 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.

Nine have been discharged with two deaths recorded.