Doctors in Nigeria oppose the government inviting a Chinese medical team to help in the fight against coronavirus, local media reported on Monday.

The government announced on Friday that an 18-member team of Chinese medical experts will arrive in Nigeria within days.

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) criticized the invitation as “ill-timed” and inappropriate, raising concerns over the impact of a similar team to Italy, according to reports by the Daily Post and the Premium Times.

“We are … profoundly dismayed to learn that the Federal Government is … inviting the Chinese who from available accounts are not out

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