The Federal Government has confirmed the return of two hundred and eighty-eight more Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), taking the number of evacuees from the western Asian country to 2,641.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed this in on their official Twitter page explaining that the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 11:00 am onboard an Air Peace flight.
Although the agency said the evacuees had tested negative to COVID-19, they would be undergoing a mandatory 14-day self-isolation, in line with the guidelines issued by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
EVACUATION UPDATE@flyairpeace flight with 288 Evacuees arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 1100HRS from the United Arab Emirates, today Monday 10th of August, 2020 bringing the total number of evacuees from the UAE to 2,641
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) August 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted regular daily activities across the world with many countries initiated the process of evacuating their stranded citizens back home.
Nigeria is not left out as the Federal Government has facilitated the repatriation of thousands of its citizens stranded abroad. Among the nations where Nigerians have been brought back home include the United States, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Sudan, France, Ethiopia, and several others.
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