Coronavirus: Nigerians evacuated from UK arrive in Lagos

Coronavirus: Nigerians evacuated from UK arrive in Lagos

- Some Nigerians have been evacuated from the United Kingdom amid ravaging coronavirus pandemic

- The Nigerian returnees' flight arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Friday afternoon

- Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, disclosed that the returnees will be lifted to Abuja for quarantine

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Amid ravaging Covid-19 crisis, Nigerians stranded in the United Kingdom due the coronavirus lockdown have been repatriated back home.

The Nigerian returnees, whose plane arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 13:45 pm on Friday, May 8, will, however, be lifted to Abuja.

Legit.ng gathers that it is there they will be quarantined for 14 days in accordance with the protocols of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

After the completion of their isolation period, they will then be allowed to leave for their destinations while those who exhibit traces of Covid-19 symptoms will be subjected to test and treatment.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NDC), made this known through a series of tweets on her verified Twitter handle on Friday.

"First evacuation from the Uk. Has landed Lagos. The passengers will be proceeding to Abuja where they will be on 14-day compulsory isolation," she said.

Dabiri-Erewa further disclosed that the Nigeria embassy in Dubai is planning another evacuation of Nigerians willing to be repatriated back home.

"Our embassy in Dubai is planning another one. The mission will update on arrangements," she said while answering a question from a user on the micro-blogging platform.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported earlier that 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.

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