THE World Health Organisation said on Thursday that one of its offices in Nigeria was looted , adding that pieces of Personal Protective Equipment were stolen from the stores .
The African Regional Director , WHO , Dr Matshidiso Moeti , said this while responding to a question during a webinar attended by select African journalists on Thursday .
Responding to a question on what effects the protests, riots and looting in the last couple of weeks would have on the fight against COVID – 19 in Nigeria, Moeti said mass gatherings remained a breeding ground for COVID – 19
She said , “ I think it is always a concern when you have mass gatherings under conditions where people are not taking the precautions and certainly under these conditions where people are rioting, demonstrating and looting . Clearly , people are not taking precautions and the risks are there .
“ As I said , we were concerned not just by the situation in Nigeria, which is very sad by the way, and we know that in the process , the WHO office in one part of Nigeria was actually looted and so were some stores of PPEs . It is a very sad situation. ”