Nigerian Catholic bishops donate 425 hospitals for COVID-19 treatment

With the increasing rate of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, the Catholic community is responding and supporting the government’s efforts to combat the virus.

In May, the Catholic Bishops’ Con­ference of Nigeria donated 425 church-run hospitals, clinics, and health facilities to the government. The hospitals, which will be used as isolation centers for coronavirus patients, were handed over to the presidential task force that coordinates the pandemic response across the country.

The bishops also sent priests who have expertise in disease control as volunteers to help with government-wide efforts to control the spread of the virus.