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News24.com | Nigeria receives ventilators promised by Trump in April

Nigeria has got 200 ventilators from the USA to support its fight in opposition to coronavirus, a promise made by President Donald Trump in April, health officials said on Wednesday.

“The gadgets were got by the minister of health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, from the US ambassador to Nigeria, Ms. Mary Leonard, in Abuja the outdated day,” a senior first rate in the minister’s space of business told AFP.

Ehanire thanked “President Donald Trump and the US authorities for the generous consideration and friendly gesture,” the provision added.

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Trump made a pledge of ventilators in a cellular phone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari on 28 April.

The virus emerged in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation with some 200 million inhabitants, in leisurely February. Its recent toll stands at 47 290 infections, of which 956 contain been lethal.

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