COVID-19: Nigerian evacuees from Dubai arrive Abuja

COVID-19: Nigerian evacuees from Dubai arrive Abuja

- Nigerians stranded in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, have been evacuated by the federal government

- The Nigerians arrived in Abuja on Friday, June 19

- The federal government has been evacuating Nigerians that indicated interest to return home as COVID-19 cases rise globally

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Nigerian evacuees from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, have arrived in Abuja as the federal government intensifies efforts to bring back stranded nationals amid COVID-19.

The disclosure was made by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

As the deadly coronavirus cases increase globally, Nigerians abroad have been indicating interest to return to the country and the federal government has been responding to their request.

COVID-19: Nigerian evacuees from Dubai arrive Abuja

Nigerians returning from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Photo credit: @abikedabiri/Twitter
Source: UGC

The Nigerians arrived in Abuja on Friday, June 19, the same day Nigerians stranded in Pakistan arrived in the Federal Capital Territory.

Speaking about those that arrived from Pakistan, NIDCOM said they are now on compulsory 14 days self-isolation.

According to NIDCOM, the compulsory self-isolation is being observed according to the new protocol by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

Recall that 15 Nigerians in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Estonia were also evacuated.

The commission, which made the disclosure on Thursday, June 18, said Air France flight departed Paris to evacuate the Nigerians.

In other news, a man in the United States who almost died of organ failure following his admission in the hospital after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 has been slapped with $1.1 million (N426,250,000) bill for medical expenses.

Michael Flor, 70, was admitted on March 4 after he was diagnosed with the killer disease at a hospital in the northwestern city of Seattle.

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Flor was released from Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah on May 5 and allowed to go home before he was served with a 181-page bill explaining his charges.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that at just 14 years of age, Dorothy Jean Tillman of Chicago became a perfect example of black excellence after she obtained her graduate degree from Unity College in the United States.

Through distant learning, the teen prodigy grabbed her master’s degree in sustainable science and environmental planning.

At just 8 months old she began talking, by four she was completing math problems and by nine she was starting high school.

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