322 Nigerians evacuated from the US have arrived in Nigeria. The evacuees have been stranded within the US because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The evacuated Nigerians departed the US onboard an Ethiopian airline flight and arrived on the Murtala Mohammed Worldwide Airport, Lagos on Saturday, July 4.
In accordance the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee NIDCOM, all of the evacuees examined adverse for COVID-19 and can now proceed into the necessary 14 days self-isolation.
”Evacuation Replace: 322 Evacuees arrives at Murtala Mohammed Worldwide Airport, Lagos through @flyethiopia ET 509 from the USA.
All Evacuees examined Unfavourable to #COVID19 and can now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria, and PTF on #COVID-19.” NIDCOM wrote on Twitter
Whereas welcoming the evacuees, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Fee, stated one other flight from India with evacuated Nigerians is predicted within the hours of tomorrow, July 5. She nonetheless disclosed that a number of the passengers weren’t allowed to board the flight as a result of they failed to provide their COVID-19 take a look at outcomes.
”Welcome house from the USA , as we await flight from India within the early hours of tomorrow. Sadly , some passengers weren’t allowed to board as a result of they didn’t current their COVID 19 assessments” Dabiri-Erewa tweeted