Monday, August 10,2020
At least 288 Nigerians stranded in the United Arab Emirates due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.
Announcing via Twitter on Monday, NIDCOM said the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
This brings the number of evacuees from the UAE to a total of 2,641.
The returnees, who tested negative for Covid-19 before departure, are expected to self-isolate for 14 days according to the protocol of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
They are also expected to take another Covid-19 test before rejoining society.
EVACUATION UPDATE@flyairpeace flight with 288 Evacuees arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 1100HRS from the United Arab Emirates, today Monday 10th of August, 2020 bringing the total number of evacuees from the UAE to 2,641
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) August 10, 2020