The Federal Government has evacuated two hundred and thirty-eight Nigerians who were stranded in Turkey due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a Tweet, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) confirmed their arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday.
It explained that the returnees tested negative for COVID-19 but added that they are expected to go on a 14-day isolation, in line with the guidelines set by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as well as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
On Saturday, the agency said 109 Nigerians arrived the country from India via an Air Peace flight.
“35 evacuees [will] disembark in Abuja while 74 will proceed to Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos,” it explained.
238 Evacuees arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at exactly 2:45 pm local time from Turkey today, Sunday, 5th of July, 2020.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) July 5, 2020
109 Evacuees from India arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at 1940HRS via @flyairpeace Flight B777-200 from India today, Saturday 4th of July, 2020.
35 Evacuees disembark in Abuja while 74 will proceed to Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) July 4, 2020
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