No fewer than 408 Nigerians who were stranded in India and the United Arab Emirates UAE due to COVID-19 pandemic have arrived the country.
This was disclosed by the Nigerian Diaspora Commission NIDCOM.
162 of them were evacuated from India while 246 were evacuated from the UAE, according to the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).
The commission added that all the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding the flights.
”246 Evacuees arrive Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos at exactly 3:30 pm local time via Emirates from UAE today, Wednesday 8th of July, 2020. A big thank you to the Nigerian Mission in Dubai and the UAE government for paying for the flight Tickets and the cost of #COVID?19 test for 131 evacuees.
All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated PTF on #COVID-19.
Air Peace flight conveying 162 Evacuees arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 7:30pm local time from India, today Wednesday, 8th of July, 2020. 96 Evacuees will disembark in Abuja while 66 will proceed to Murtala Mohammed Int’l Airport, Lagos.
All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by NCDC, Federal Ministry of Health and the Presidential Task Force on COVID19.” NIDCOM said.