The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 48-hours to reveal the whereabouts of the Chinese medical doctors who visited Nigeria on April 9, 2020.
The party said the Chinese medical team was brought into the country to purportedly assist the country in the fight against the deadly virus.
Emerald News reports that the opposition PDP is insisting that the PTF on COVID-19 should immediately come out with the truth and provide explanations on the whereabouts of the team in the next 48 hours so as to douse the tension in the country.
The PDP said as at today the number of confirmed cases now stands at 5445 while the number of death is now at 171 in the entire nation.
The party called on Nigerians to note that “whereas our nation’s COVID-19 data, upon the arrival of the Chinese team in April, stood at 254 confirmed cases with 44 successfully treated by our doctors and 6 deaths, which reportedly had other underlining ailments.
“Our party had expressed worry over scary reports of escalation of the scourge in certain countries reportedly after the arrival of Chinese medical personnel in those countries and insisted that the administration should be held responsible should there be any sudden upsurge in COVID-19 infection and deaths in our country, with the arrival of the said Chinese medical team.
“Nigerians can recall how the Federal Government had failed to respond to demands by our party and other well-meaning Nigerians for the particulars of the members of the team, their medical status, scope of operation, detailed itinerary within our country as well as the safety of the equipment they brought into our nation.
“The PDP holds that government’s inability to account for the Chinese team amounts to direct betrayal of public trust, which has heightened fears of conspiracies by certain unpatriotic interests in the APC and its administration to compromise the health architecture of our nation and expose our citizens to danger.”
Emerald News understands that the 15 member Chinese doctors were quarantined for 14 days upon their arrival in Nigeria as at April 9 but from then till now Nigerians are yet to be brief of the whereabouts and what they have done in Nigeria.