ICYMI: Hundred More Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From Dubai, UK

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Flights conveying hundred more stranded Nigerians around the globe has landed in Nigeria amid rising Coronavirus cases being reported daily.

According to the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) report on Tuesday, 329 nationals arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Earlier, 261 more evacuees had arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja at exactly 7 pm.

“This brings to 590 the total passengers evacuated from the UK today,” a tweet shared by NIDCOM read. “All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 before boarding and are now on a 14-day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated PTF on #COVID-19.” it added.

Earlier in the day, the commission also reported the arrival of 305 stranded Nigerians who were evacuated from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

NIDCOM said the flight was operated as a partnership between Air Peace and Air Wamos, a Spanish airline headquartered in Madrid.

The flights are part of efforts to bring back stranded Nigerians abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of Nigerians have been evacuated back home from across the world since the pandemic disrupted world travel.

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