322 Nigerians evacuated from the US have arrived in Nigeria. The evacuees were stranded in the US due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The evacuated Nigerians departed the US onboard an Ethiopian airline flight and arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday, July 4.
According the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, all the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 and will now proceed into the mandatory 14 days self-isolation.
”Evacuation Update: 322 Evacuees arrives at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos via @flyethiopia ET 509 from the USA.All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria, and PTF on #COVID-19.” NIDCOM wrote on Twitter
While welcoming the evacuees, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Commission, said another flight from India with evacuated Nigerians is expected in the hours of tomorrow, July 5.
She however disclosed that some of the passengers were not allowed to board the flight because they failed to produce their COVID-19 test results.
”Welcome home from the USA , as we await flight from India in the early hours of tomorrow. Unfortunately , some passengers were not allowed to board because they did not present their COVID 19 tests” Dabiri-Erewa tweeted