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COVID-19: 109 stranded Nigerians evacuated from India

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109 Nigerian citizens were evacuated from India on Saturday via Air an Peace aircraft.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced this on Saturday via its Twitter handle.

The one hundred and nine Nigerians were stranded in India as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to the commission, the  returnees were brought back to the country at about 7:40pm aboard an Air Peace aircraft.

 NIDCOM explained that the airplane first landed down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja where 35 evacuees disembarked and later conveyed the remaining 74 returnees to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

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The commission further stated that all the evacuated persons tested negative to COVID-19 and would proceed on 14 days isolation as mandated by the nation’s health authorities.

The evacuees’ arrival comes hours after 355 others stranded in the United States returned to the country.

“All Evacuees tested Negative to COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by NCDC, Fmoh and PTF on COVID-19.”NIDCOM tweeted.

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