Wednesday , 12 May 2021

COVID 19 : 160 Nigerians evacuated from US arrived Abuja

160 Nigerians stranded in the United States owing to the COVID-19 pandemic have arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The first batch of the stranded Nigerians arrived around 11:05am on Sunday.

Among the evacuees were eight infants.

They arrived aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft under the special flight arrangements by the Federal Government for nationals stranded abroad.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, confirmed their arrival.

He said: “ET Flight 8509 conveying 160 Nigerian evacuees from the US has safely arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.”

The evacuees would be quarantined for 14 days in Abuja before leaving for their respective destinations in line with standard protocols for management of COVID-19 flights.

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