COVID-19: Nigeria suspends evacuation of citizens stranded abroad

COVID-19: Nigeria suspends evacuation of citizens stranded abroad

- The federal government has suspended the evacuation of Nigerians stranded abroad

- The evacuation is suspended until a new protocol developed for their evacuation is activated

- The disclosure was made by the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Oyeama

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The federal government has suspended the evacuation of Nigerians stranded abroad until a new protocol developed for their evacuation is activated.

The disclosure was made by the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who said anyone that would be evacuated would first be tested for COVID-19, Ripples Nigeria reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the minister said the test would be done at least five days before day of departure or not later than nine days.

According to him, after the test, those who test positive will be required to stay back for treatment, while others that test negative will be evacuated.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that James Mahoney, a New York doctor who delayed his retirement to help lead his hospital's response to the coronavirus pandemic, died after contracting the deadly disease.

According to Fox News, the 62-year-old worked as a pulmonary and critical care physician at the University Hospital of Brooklyn during the day and Kings County Hospital Center at night.

The doctor who worked tirelessly to treat coronavirus patients succumbed to the disease on April 27.

There had been serious fears that his age could make him susceptible to severe illness. As a result, his family members and friends had pressured him to retire.

The respected physician, however, refused with the argument that he could not watch and do nothing.

Purna Atluri, a gastroenterologist who worked with Mahoney for more than two decades, said: “He was handling patients and codes [patients needing intensive intervention] every five to 10 minutes.

In other news, Nigerians in China have rejected gift items from their Chinese hosts who tried to appease them after maltreating them.

Recall that Nigerians in China were maltreated in the Asian country over the coronavirus pandemic.

In a bid to appease the Africans, Chinese visited their place of residents to drop gifts for them, but the gifts were rejected.

In a video, some Nigerians could be heard telling the Chinese to take their gifts away, adding that they don't need them.

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