COVID-19: Nigeria receives 5000 testing kits from Samsung


Nnenna Okoronkwo, Abuja

The Nigerian Government has received 5,000 testing kits from Samsung Heavy Industries, Nigeria to boost the containment of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora received the items from a delegation of Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria, led by Ju-Yeol LEE, Counselor/Economy, Embassy of Republic of Korea at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.

The Minister described the donation as “very significant to Nigeria” adding that testing is the starting point before isolation and treatment of COVID-19 positive persons.

Dr. Mamora assured the delegation that the testing kits would be delivered to appropriate testing locations.

Dr. Mamora used the opportunity to congratulate the Republic of Korea for defeating and coming out from COVID-19 successfully, adding that with their technical support, Nigeria would very soon overcome the pandemic.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation of Samsung Heavy Industries, Nigeria, Ju-Yeol LEE said that its companies produce a good number of items that could be vital in the fight against Corona Virus.

He gave the assurance that Samsung Heavy Industries, Nigeria and Republic of Korea would continue to partner with Nigeria to ensure that COVID-19 is scrapped from the country.

He also commended the efforts of the Health Ministry and the Federal Government on the steps put in place to contain the disease.

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