A team of Chinese medical experts will arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday for a month-long visit to help in the country’s fight against the coronavirus, local media reported.

The invitation to the Chinese experts is opposed by local doctors, with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) terming it “ill-timed” and raising concerns over the impact of a similar team that visited Italy.

According to local newspaper Punch, the Chinese team includes experts in infectious diseases, intensive care, respiratory illness, cardiology, general surgery, neurology, and anesthesiology.

The group, which will land in the capital Abuja, will bring medicines and equipment, including

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