Coronavirus: Repatriated Nigerians from US now in 14-day isolation - Abike Dabiri

Coronavirus: Repatriated Nigerians from US now in 14-day isolation - Abike Dabiri

- Nigerians repatriated from the United States of America have now begun their mandatory 14-day quarantine

- Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, made the disclosure on Sunday evening

- The NIDCOM boss urged Nigerians to wish their brothers well while also praying the world scales through the scare of the ravaging pandemic

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Stranded Nigerians in the United States, who have now been repatriated back home, have now begun observing their mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made this known in a tweet on Sunday evening, May 10.

Legit.ng recalls that amid ravaging Covid-19 crisis, the Nigerians stranded in the United States due the coronavirus lockdown were repatriated back home.

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

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Abike Dabiri said they would 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 would then be allowed to leave for their destinations while those who exhibit traces of Covid-19 symptoms will be subjected to test and treatment.

In a subsequent tweet on Sunday at 6:40 pm Nigerian time, the Diaspora commission chairman disclosed that the repatriated Nigerians have now begun their compulsory isolation.

She urged Nigerians to wish their brothers well while also praying for the world to scale through the scare of the ravaging pandemic.

Nigeria has 4,399 confirmed cases of coronavirus as at the time of this report with 778 people discharged and 143 deaths.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported 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.

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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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