COVID 19: 317 MORE STRANDED NIGERIANS RETURN HOME
317 Nigerian citizens stranded in the United Kingdom as a result of the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Abuja on Sunday, June 28 via Air Peace.
Their flight touched down on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 9.50 pm.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) who made this disclosure said the evacuees included nine infants.
“BREAKING: EVACUATION UPDATE: 317 Nigerians including 9 infants arrives Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 9:50pm local time via Air Peace flight P47801 from Heathrow @HeathrowAirport London, today, Sunday, 28th June, 2020 after some delay before takeoff,” the Commission said in a Tweet.
Photo credit:NIDCOM on Twitter. Image of some of the evacuees disembarking.
According to NIDCOM, 175 of the evacuees would disembark in Abuja while the remaining 142 people’s final destination would be the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
The Commission said the evacuees all tested negative to COVID 19 and would undergo the mandatory 14-day self-isolation as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.