Sunday, 5 July 2020

109 Nigerians nationals evacuated from India, 335 from United States

More Nigerians stranded outside the country have arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.

One hundred and nine of these Nigerians stranded in India as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have returned to the country while 335 people returned to the country from the United States on Saturday.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced this via its Twitter handle.

It explained that the returnees from India were brought back to the country at about 7:40pm aboard an Air Peace aircraft.

According to NIDCOM, the airplane first touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja where 35 evacuees disembarked and later conveyed the remaining 74 returnees to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

It stated that all the evacuated persons tested negative to COVID-19 and would proceed on 14 days isolation as mandated by the nation’s health authorities.

This comes a day after 86 Nigerians were evacuated from Sudan.

About 2,000 Nigerians have so far been evacuated from various parts of the world, among those who have indicated interest to return home following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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