Covid-19 lockdown: 3 Nigerians stranded in Thailand, need urgent help

Covid-19 lockdown: 3 Nigerians stranded in Thailand, need urgent help

- Three Nigerians are trapped at Suvarnabhumi airport in Thailand as the aviation industry is on lockdown due to coronavirus

- A Thai, Richard Barrow, tweeted about the situation on Friday, May 17, adding that airport officials have been seeing to the welfare of the stranded Nigerians

- In response to the situation, NIDCOM said that they would reach out to them, urging Richard to forward the Nigerians' contacts if he has them

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Three Nigerians have been stranded at Suvarnabhumi airport in Thailand for the past two months as they could not go into the country nor travel back as a result of coronavirus lockdown.

The news was made known by Richard Barrow, a Twitter user, who is in Thailand. He said that the Nigerians have been getting support from officials at the airport.

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According to him, two arrived via an Emirates flight with the hope of going to Laos on Saturday, March 21, while the third one came three days later on Tuesday, March 24 on Etihad airliner.

They could not go into the country because they are in transit and do not have a Thailand visa.

In response to the tweet, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) said though everywhere is on lockdown including its mission house in Thailand, it would reach out to the Nigerians.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that as people are trying to recover from the economic hardship the lockdown on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja caused, a single mother of three children appealed to the government not to reintroduce it.

In an interview with Legit TV, the single mother said that she is the only one fending for her kids and her old mother in the village.

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A roadside popcorn seller, she added that she does not have any other means of survival as her husband ran away five years ago.

In narrating how that happened, the woman said that he just upped and left, packing his load in a N100 polythene bag, without giving any reason.

On how she has been protecting herself, the woman has three face masks which she alternatively uses every day as she added that once she wears one, she does not pull it off until she gets home.

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