Covid-19: US evacuates 270 American citizens from Nigeria

Covid-19: US evacuates 270 American citizens from Nigeria

- The US has repatriated 270 Americans from Nigeria

- They were evacuated over the rampaging coronavirus

- According to the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, the Consulate Lagos team did a great job in the repatriation

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The United States of America has evacuated 270 of her citizens from Nigeria following the devastation being wrecked by the novel coronavirus on the people of the world.

The evacuation was announced by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria on Twitter on Wednesday, May 6.

"Another U.S. repatriation flight departed Lagos today with 270 American citizens aboard. Great job by the Consulate Lagos team and our Nigerian partners!. We wish all of the passengers a safe flight as they rejoin family and friends. Stay Healthy," US Mission tweeted.

Meanwhile, had reported that the U.S. evacuated 850 of its citizens from Nigeria over the rampaging coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.

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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! had also reported a viral video online which showed Nigerians being chased around on Chinese roads amid coronavirus lockdown.

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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.

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