COVID-19: 408 Nigerians evacuated from India, UAE arrive Nigeria

The Nigerian Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, has announced that 408 Nigerians who were stranded in India and the United Arab Emirates UAE have arrived the country.

The commission made the announcement in a tweet via its Twitter account on Wednesday, stating that 162 of them were evacuated from India while 246 were evacuated from the UAE.

According to NIDCOM, all the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding the flights.

The tweet reads, “246 evacuees arrived Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos at exactly 3:30 pm local time via Emirates from UAE today, Wednesday 8th of July, 2020.

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“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 tests for 131 evacuees.
“All Evacuees tested negative to COVID-19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by PTF on COVID-19.
“Also, Air Peace flight conveying 162 evacuees arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 7:30 pm 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 COVID-19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by NCDC, Federal Ministry of Health and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”

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