Evacuation: 289 Nigerians arrive from U.S.

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Evacuation of Nigerians

Two hundred and eighty nine (289) Nigerians arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from United States of America (USA), on Wednesday via Ethiopian Air.

According to Nigerians in Diaspora Commission’s (NiDCOM) Twitter handle, the Nigerians, who are the fourth evacuees, arrived from Newark, New Jersey about 1.35p.m.

The commission said the flight, which departed U.S. on July 28, had 135 Males, 142 females and 12 infants on board.

“Meanwhile, arrangements for additional two evacuation flights are being concluded from the USA to Lagos on July 31st from Houston Texas and a combined flight to Abuja and Lagos on Aug. 7 from Newark, New Jersey.

“All evacuees tested negative to COVID-19 before boarding and are now on a 14-day self-isolation as mandated by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19,” the commission said.

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