Dangote Donates Four Ambulances To NCDC To Tackle COVID-19
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Dangote Donates Four Ambulances To NCDC To Tackle COVID-19

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The Aliko Dangote Foundation has donated four ambulances to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to support its response to the coronavirus pandemic in Lagos State.

On Saturday morning, the NCDC confirmed that the ambulances had been received by the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

In a tweet on the official NCDC Twitter page, where they have been giving updates on the pandemic since Lagos recorded its first case, the centre appreciated the private sector for their support in tackling the virus

"Today we received 4 ambulances from @AlikoDangoteFdn to support #COVID19 response activities in Lagos, led by @LSMOH," the tweet read

"Grateful for collective efforts demonstrated by the government & private sector in response to this outbreak.”

The donation came on the same day that Guaranty Trust Bank handed over the 110-bed isolation facility which they set up at Onikan to the Lagos State Government.

Also, a day before, members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 donated billions of naira to curb the spread of the disease in the country.

Nigeria currently has 97 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus after 16 new cases were confirmed on Saturday.

Lagos has been the worst-hit city in the country with 59 cases while the FCT have 16 confirmed infections.

Ten other states, including Ogun (3), Enugu (2), Ekiti (1), Oyo (7), Edo (2), Bauchi (2), Osun (2), Rivers (1), Benue (1), Kaduna (1), are also dealing with cases of coronavirus.

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