The efforts of the federal government to see the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is Nigeria has being aided by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) along with the Nigerian Red Cross (NRC) as they donate Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) worth of N228 Million.
NRC has commenced the distribution of PPEs and risk communications efforts as part of the COVID-19 intervention program towards the Federal Government of Nigeria.
According to Vanguard, this project is part of the Coca-Cola Foundation’s grant of $2.5 million to IFRC to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in West and Central Africa sub-regions.
The grant, which leverages the long-standing partnership between The Coca-Cola Company and the IFRC, seeks to support national efforts in the fight against the Coronavirus disease through the provision of essential medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) and risk communications to impacted communities, healthcare personnel on the frontlines and treatment centres across the country.
Speaking on the donation, Yebeltal Getachew, Managing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, explained, “The Coca-Cola System (Coca-Cola Nigeria, Nigeria Bottling Company and Chi Limited) remains committed to providing support to the communities we serve during these challenging times.
By providing healthcare workers with much-needed PPEs, we are confident that this will go a long way in ensuring their safety as they remain on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. Coca-Cola is proud to support the Red Cross as we deliver on our purpose of making a difference across the world”.
Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded 118 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Tuesday, taking the total confirmed cases in the country to 59,583.
Also, the country has recorded 51,308 success in the battle against the virus as 1,113 patients were lost to the virus.