Senator Adeleke Mamora, Honourable Minister of State for Health and Woochan Chang, Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency, at the Event in Abuja Photo: Channels TV

Coronavirus: Korea donates ‘Smart Testing Booths’ to Nigeria

*Donations meant to boost Nigeria’s COVID-19 sample collection, testing capacity and to reduce infection among health workers

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Federal Government has received a donation of three smart walkthrough testing booths from the Republic of Korea Government.

Korea donated the items to the country Thursday, in Abuja, FCT, in order to boost Nigeria’s COVID-19 sample collection and testing capacity and to reduce infection among health workers, says agency report.

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that the donations would support the government’s efforts at enhancing testing for the virus, when receiving the items.

Woochan Chang, Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), at the event commended the Federal Government’s response to the pandemic.

The donations will further strengthen the response especially as the smart walkthrough sample collection booths will protect health workers from contracting the virus, said Chang.

He stated that “the Smart Walk-through Booths will improve protection for medical staff during sample collection, and support mass screening for COVID19 in a timely and efficient manner.”

Senator Adeleke Mamora, Honourable Minister of State for Health, appreciated the Korea Government for its continual support to strengthening Nigeria’s response to COVID19 at the event.

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