FG EVACUATES STRANDED NIGERIANS IN CHINA
The Federal Government on Monday, August 24 commenced the evacuation of about 241 stranded Nigerians in China due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigerian Embassy in Beijing, China disclosed this in a statement released on August 19.
The embassy said the evacuees were scheduled to arrive at Lagos from Guangzhou through Air Peace Flight 5N-BWI (B777-300).
“Further to our press release of June 4 and July 24, 2020, and communications with prospective evacuees, on the above subject matter, the Embassy wishes to inform that the scheduled date of departure from Guangzhou to Lagos via Air Peace Flight 5N-BWI (B777-300) is Monday, August 24, 2020.
“In this regard, prospective evacuees are advised to conclude all arrangements, including taking COVID – 19 tests and securing necessary exit visas against the date. Travellers are further advised to arrive Guangzhou at least a day to the journey to avoid complications. Warm regards,” the statement said.
President of the Nigerians In Diaspora (NIDO) in China, Justina Ajala, also confirmed that the evacuation had begun to Channels Television correspondents.