Nigeria on Sunday has procured two types of coronavirus medicine – Remdesivir and Remivir – from Bangladesh on an emergency chartered flight.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the disclosure through a press release, saying the government of Nigeria operated the flight to take the medicine as a governor there got infected with the virus.
On Saturday midnight, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama phoned his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen and sought permission to operate the flight and additional assistance.
The flight landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5pm and took off again for Nigeria after a short period.
They took away Remdesivir, Remivir, a number of PPE and other medical instruments. Subject to the effectiveness of the medicine, the government of Nigeria intends to import these medicines and medical instruments from Bangladesh, added the press release.