Sunday, July 05, 2020

431 stranded Nigerians arrive from US, India

A total of 431 stranded Nigerians as a result of COVID-19 pandemic arrived the country from the United States of America and India on Saturday.
According to a series of tweets by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding and they would immediately proceed on the 14 days mandatory self-isolation.
The 109 evacuees from India arrived at  the Nnamdi Azikiwe International  Airport, Abuja at 7:40 pm on Saturday via Air peace, while 322 people  had returned earlier in the day from the United States via Fly, Ethiopia airlines.
The tweet read, “109 evacuees from India arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at 1940HRS via Air Peace Flight B777-200 from India today, Saturday 4th of July, 2020.

“All evacuees tested negative to COVID-19 and will now proceed on 14 days self-isolation as mandated by the National Centre for Disease Control and the Federal Ministry of Health, and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

“35 evacuees disembark in Abuja while 74 will proceed to the Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos.
05/07/20 Punch
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