Since the beginning of this week, stranded Nigerians in diaspora have being repatriated following the COVID-19 lockdown and the latest batch are returnees from United Kingdom.
The airplane British Airways 9155 touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in in Lagos at about 13:45 pm on Friday. The returning Nigerians will be airlifted to Abuja, where they will be quarantined for 14 days before being allowed to leave for their destinations.
The process is required to ensure the coronavirus-status of every returnee is ascertained. This comes some days after the Federal Government successfully evacuated the first batch of Nigerians stuck abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, 256 Nigerians arrived in Lagos from Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that Over 4,000 Nigerians are waiting to be evacuated across the world back home.
The ministry said it has made arrangements for hotel accommodations in Lagos and Abuja, which will be used to quarantine the incoming citizens. The evacuations have become important as the pandemic continues to sweep through the world.
The first evacuation flight for Nigerians in the UK should be on its way as I post this. (Will land in Lagos, and everyone will be immediately airlifted to Abuja, for mandatory quarantine). Here are guidelines issued by the Nigerian High Commissioner in London for that flight. pic.twitter.com/btQiOsCAFj
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) May 8, 2020
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