Covid-19: US evacuates 850 American citizens from Nigeria

Covid-19: US evacuates 850 American citizens from Nigeria

- The US has repatriated 850 Americans from Nigeria

- They were repatriated over the rampaging coronavirus

- According to the US Embassy in Nigeria, they have now been united with their families

The United States of America has evacuated 850 of its citizens from Nigeria over the rampaging coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.

Specifically, the repatriation flights were concluded on Wednesday, April 8, with the evacuation of 281 Americans.

On its Facebook page, the US Embassy appreciated the efforts of the Nigerian authorities in the repatriation.

According to the post on Facebook, the repatriated citizens have been united with their families.

The post read: "This week’s repatriation flights concluded yesterday as 281 American citizens departed Lagos for home. Thanks to a tremendous effort by the Consulate Lagos team and great cooperation from our Nigerian partners, including the Ministry of Aviation, airport authorities, the Immigration Service, and the State Government, in addition to Ethiopian Airlines and Delta Air Lines, 850 Americans were able to join friends and family back in the U.S. They join 147 who departed Abuja last Saturday. It was truly a team effort in which everyone can be proud. Well Done!

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that viral video online has shown Nigerians being chased around on Chinese roads amid coronavirus lockdown.

The Nigerian voice in the video said the Chinese government is treating them like second class citizens despite the fact that their citizens are in Africa with full freedom.

The Nigerian man said that the police officials chased them out of their hotel rooms into the rain.

In another shot in the same video file, some Nigerians were seen roaming in a pack as they complained of the inhumane way they were sent away to seek shelter even after they have observed a 15-day quarantine.

Legit.ng had also reported that the United States of America gave over $7 million (N2,569,000,000) health and humanitarian funding to Nigerian in the fight against coronavirus in the country.

The US Embassy in Nigeria said the money will go into areas like “risk communication, water and sanitation activities, infection prevention and coordination”.

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The US also said that the money will be added to the $8.1 (N2,972,700,000,000) billion that America has given to the country over the past two decades.

Nigeria is among several countries that the US gave aid to. Some of the countries like Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya will get $1 million, $1.9 million, $2.77 million, $1 million respectively.

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