WorldStage NewsOnline-- Nigerians have expressed displeasure with the Ministry of Finance for openly asking Elon Musk to assist the government with 100 - 500 ventilators on Twitter, as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country.
In a tweet, New York City Hospitals thanked Musk and Tesla for sending "40 ventilators" to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York. "Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse", the message reads.
"An unauthorised post was made on the verified twitter handle of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning".
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Four elderly people died on the Zaandam - including a British man - and at least two others from COVID-19 accoriding to Mr Burke. A total of 14 people - 13 passengers and one crew member - are to be taken to a hospital in Florida , officials said.
But hospitals are far more desperate for ventilators more invasive than BiPAP and CPAP machines, which are usually used to treat sleep apnea - many doctors don't even call them "ventilators", the Los Angeles Times' Russ Mitchell reports.
Responding to Musk's tweet on Wednesday, the ministry said Nigeria needed about 100 to 500 ventilators to help with the fight against the rampaging coronavirus.
There is a global scrambling for ventilators following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Governments across the world have been scrambling to procure enough ventilators as patients with respiratory conditions linked to the coronavirus pandemic overwhelm hospitals. Ukraine needs the ventilator.
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It will follow in a long tradition of the Royal Family helping to boost the nation in its darkest hours. There were concerns for the Queen after one of her footmen received a positive coronavirus diagnosis.
The question is, what is the Nigerian government doing with all the money donated from billionaires and other stakeholders in the country? As the number of coronavirus patients in the country continues to grow, there are concerns that the number of fatalities from the virus in the country may be above the global average because of inadequate ventilators.
Nigeria has asked for urgent help with ventilators from the USA billionaire and Tesla promoter Elon Musk as Africa's most populous nation ramps its fight against the deadly Coronavarius pandemic.
"Our cash position at the end of Q4 2019 was$6.3Bbefore our recent$2.3Bcapital raise", the company said.
The deletion came amidst embarrassment and accusation that the ministry was not being professional.
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And, please, follow the CDC or World Health Organization for guidance on protecting your community from the disease. Mnuchin tweeted that more than $875 million in loans had been processed "almost all from community banks".