- Nigerians living in the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and other countries will be evacuated this week
- The disclosure was made by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa
- Applicants have been urged to check the various missions for updates and protocols to abide by
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As coronavirus continues to give the world a sleepless night, the federal government has said the planned evacuation of Nigerians abroad will begin this week.
The disclosure was made by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Dabiri-Erewa, who made the disclosure on her official Twitter page, urged all applicants to check the various missions for updates and protocols to abide by.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian healthcare worker identified as Ugonwa Okeke had lost her life to the deadly coronavirus while saving the lives of others in New Jersey, United States.
A Facebook user identified as Samson Idonigie broke the news of her death on his Facebook page on Tuesday, April 21.
Friends and family members took to the social media platform to mourn the health worker and mother of two. She was a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
In other news, President John Magufuli of Tanzania has stated that pawpaw, a goat and a quail tested positive for coronavirus in the country.
He said this was after he secretly had a variety of animals, fruits and vehicle oil tested at the national laboratory.
The president said this on Sunday, May 3, while questioning Tanzania's coronavirus cases.
President Magufuli has called on the authorities to investigate "sabotage" at the national laboratory.
According to President Magufuli, people who tested positive for the virus may not be sick. He cast doubt on the credibility of laboratory equipment and technicians.
He said in Swahili: "The equipment or people may be compromised and sometimes it can be sabotage..."
Reacting to the fruit and animals that tested positive for coronavirus, President Magufuli said: "That means there is a possibility for technical errors or these imported reagents have issues. Probably, the technicians are also bought to mislead."
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