The Federal government of Nigeria said it has evacuated about 246 people from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
In a statement by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, the government said:
“246 Evacuees arrive Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos at exactly 3:30 pm local time via @emirates from UAE today, Wednesday 8th of July, 2020.
A big thank you to the Nigerian Mission in Dubai and the UAE government for paying for the flight,”
Tickets and the cost of #COVIDー19 test for 131 evacuees.
“All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated PTF on #COVID-19,” the statement said.