COVID-19: Nigeria evacuates 300 people from Dubai


About 300 Nigerians stranded in Dubai, United Arab Emirates have been evacuated by the federal government of Nigeria.

The Chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who disclosed the evacuation via her Twitter handle said:

300 stranded Nigerian travellers arrive at Abuja Airport from Dubai. They all tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding.”

“They will be tested again at a ⁦Nigeria Centre for Disease Control facility while on a 14-day compulsory self-isolation as directed by the ⁦Covid-19 Presidential Task Force,” she said.

A statement by NIDCOM on the evacuation said:

“300 Stranded Nigerians in UAE landed in Abuja, Nigeria today, Friday 19th June 2020 via @emirates.”
“All Evacuees are to go on Compulsory 14 days SELF ISOLATION according to the new Protocol by the Presidential Task Force on #Covid_19”

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