File: The Emirates Airlines plane conveying the 311 evacuated Nigerians from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on August 8, 2020.
Three hundred and eleven Nigerians have arrived in Abuja, the nation’s capital from the United Arab Emirates.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed this on Saturday via Twitter.
This brings the number of evacuees from the UAE to a total of 2,353 with other Nigerians still expected to be repatriated.
“Fly Emirates flight conveying 311 Evacuees arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 1150HRS from the UEA, today Saturday, 8th of August, 2020,” NIDCOM said.
The returnees are to undergo mandatory self-isolation in line with guidelines from the Presidential Task Force and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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This comes 24 hours after 331 Nigerians were repatriated from the UAE.
The evacuees who had tested negative to COVID-19 were expected to undergo the mandatory self-isolation in line with PTF and NCDC guidelines.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted travels across the world, thousands of Nigerians have been evacuated back home.
In early June, the Federal Government said it had spent N169 million on the evacuation of Nigerians returning from overseas.
EVACUATION UPDATE@emirates flight conveying 311 Evacuees arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 1150HRS from the UEA, today Saturday, 8th of August, 2020.
This brings the number of evacuees from the UAE to a total of 2,353 as the mission continue..
Working to beat the August 17 deadline.
They tested Negative to #COVID__19 and will now proceed on a 14-day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria, and Presidential Task Force on #COVID-19.@NigeriaGov, @DigiCommsNG
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