Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday held a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian, in Abuja over 72 Nigerians who tested positive for COVID-19 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province of China.
The parley, it was gathered, discussed the development and other issues relating to the maltreatment of Nigerian nationals in the Asian country.
The MFA spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, confirmed the development in Abuja, noting that the Chinese ambassador confirmed that 56 Nigerians had just tested positive for the virus.
an exclusive report on Wednesday, revealed that 72 Nigerians and 111 Africans tested positive for the coronavirus disease in Guangzhou city.
Nwonye confirmed receiving a diplomatic correspondence from the Nigerian Consulate in Guangzhou, adding that the acting Consul-General, Razaq Lawal, could not provide details as he was in quarantine.
The spokesman admonished Nigerians to obey every regulation put in place by the Chinese government to contain the pandemic, noting that each country had its own ways of fighting the disease.